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Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.3

Saturday February 22nd, 2003

Yesterday, the tree was branched in preparation for the final release of Mozilla 1.3. Checkins to the 1.3 branch are being tightly controlled by drivers@mozilla.org. Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.4 Alpha development. See the Roadmap for more details and tinderbox for the current status of the 1.3 branch and the trunk. A list of bugs blocking the 1.3 release is also available.


#63 Re: Wow.

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Monday February 24th, 2003 1:59 PM

You are replying to this message

"The whole "distribution" thing never happened and I seriously doubt it ever will. "

Netscape 7's tens of millions of users didn't happen?

" Who uses Mozilla as a development platform? Beonex."

No, Beonex is a distro, not a separate development effort using the Mozilla platform. Komodo <http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/> Amzon Browser <http://www.cfmentor.com/%…amazon_browser/index.html> The NewsMonster weblog aggregator <http://www.newsmonster.org/> OEOne's HomeBase <http://www.oeone.com/> and dozens of projects at mozdev.org are all Mozilla as a development platform efforts. Beonex <http://www.beonex.com/> Netscape 7 <http://channels.netscape.…m/ns/browsers/default.jsp> GETax (the Geneva Tax authority) <http://www.getax.ch/dyn/> HP/Compaq Mozilla <http://www.openvms.compaq.com/new/> IBM Web Browser <http://www-3.ibm.com/software/os/warp/browser/> Red Hat Mozilla <http://www.redhat.com/> Sun Browser <http://wwws.sun.com/softw…solaris/netscape/get.html> The Ximian Gnome Desktop <http://www.ximian.com/abo…x.html?pr=gnome-14-launch> Caldera Open Linux and scores more _are_ Mozilla distributions. Some do heavy branding or add new features (Like Netscape and Beonex) and others make only minor changes like packaging and and config options or custom defaults for items like bookmarks and sidebars (like Red Hat RPMs with XFT enabled and Red Hat specific bookmarks and start page) but they're all distributions and they're going out to millions of users.

"Isn't the trend of more and more people ignoring Netscape entirely and (as encouraged by rave reviews by all sorts of tech news sites as well as word-of-mouth) going straight to the source- moz.org - extremely obvious?"

Um, no. Netscape 7 got over 18 million downloads <http://devedge.netscape.com/> and Mozilla 1.2.1 got less than a million downloads.

"If Mozilla.org doesn't distribute a Mozilla browser, WHO THE HECK WILL???"

Netscape and all of the other organizations listed above (and probably quite a few I din't know about).

--Asa