DevX Review of Mozilla Firebird

Wednesday June 4th, 2003

Paul Gittings writes: "DevX has a positive article, Mozilla Firebird Raises the Browser Bar, reviewing Mozilla's Firebird."

#32 Re: MNG removal story?

by AlexBishop <>

Friday June 6th, 2003 7:17 PM

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"Where is the mozillazine story on the removal of MNG/JNG support in Mozilla after supporting it for almost three years?"

There probably won't be one.

One of the reasons MNG/JNG support was removed was because the maintainer wished to step down. The patch was written by the said maintainer and reviewed by the ImageLib module owner. From what I understand, somebody contacted drivers and while some members of drivers were opposed, they did not veto the checkin. The change was above board and in compliance with policy. MNG/JNG support was removed for valid reasons.

Also, MNG/JNG hasn't been consistently supported for almost three years: it was broken for much of 2001.

Personally, I'm opposed to the change and hope that with a new maintainer and further optimisation support can be restored. However, an article would not do much to achieve this aim (most of the people that could make a difference are already aware of the issue) and would only encourage whining in the bug reports, which is never a good thing.