$2,000+ Offered to First Person to Port Mozilla to Amiga OS

Wednesday May 21st, 2003

Several people wrote in to tell us that DiscreetFX has started a fund for the first person to port Mozilla to Amiga OS. An initial contribution of $2,000 has been provided by DiscreetFX's CEO, Bill Panagouleas, and donations are welcome from other individuals and groups. To get the bounty, all a programmer/team has to do is get either the browser portion of the Mozilla Application Suite or Mozilla Firebird up and running on the Amiga, even in beta form. At the time of writing, the fund stands at $2,667.

#10 Re: Re: Clarifications about the current Amiga World

by mahen

Friday May 23rd, 2003 8:36 AM

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I completely disagree :

There might be a very preliminary beta version, but considering Ben Hermans himself said they only managed to "boot" the WB 1 month and a half ago, you definitely can't expect something mature (the boot term is extremely vague). (considering MOS is in beta since 2000)

Telling people : "it's there, it's almost ready" *IS* fud. However some big progresses were made.

What was show on the webbit was definitely not OS4 : just some parts of it, in 68k, on the old kernel. You can't say it's a beta of OS4. This gives people false hopes.

But anyway, both OS'es are under heavy development, and time will tell which one is gonna be better. It's just two similar products, please don't feel personnally attacked :) I know you're a big OS4 enthusiastic, but please allow some criticisms, it's just a product.