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."

#5 Re: Mozilla needs a PR person FAST!

by P4Peter <>

Thursday June 5th, 2003 12:14 AM

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"Because the project could use very little of the code from the original Netscape browser (because it didn't use Gecko), Mozilla had a long road to travel to build a product that would compete with IE."

The sentence may have been confusing, but the article is correct. It didn't say that Mozilla was slow to develop because it couldn't use Gecko. The article said that Mozilla was slow to develop because the old Netscape codebase didn't use Gecko. Since the new Mozilla codebase does use Gecko, it wasn't able to reuse the old non-Gecko code.