AmiZilla Project Continues to Grow
Saturday June 7th, 2003
David Gates (davidATdiscreetfx.com) writes in with an update on the AmiZilla project, which aims to raise a bounty for the first person or team to port Mozilla to Amiga OS. Since we last reported on the effort, the pot has grown to $3,661 and an AmiZilla FAQ and a set of AmiZilla guidelines have been created. In addition, an AmiZilla marketing campaign has been launched to gain publicity for the project and an AmiZilla Yahoo! Group has been set up to help coders collaborate on the port. Finally, the German Amiga Arena site has interviewed Bill Panagouleas, the founder of the project, with some AmiZilla-specific questions towards the end of the article.
Update! David Gates contacted us again with news that several parts of the AmiZilla site, including the FAQ and guidelines, have been updated. The FAQ now contains information about Hot CoCo, a future project to build a Java Virtual Machine for the AmiZilla port. The campaign also has its own mascot (think Green Mozilla after a series of oestrogen injections) designed by Eric Schwartz. Finally, Slashdot has reported on the porting effort and the booty now stands at $4,045.45.
#16 AOL, curses
Wednesday June 11th, 2003 7:49 AM
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Hi 2 years ago, I try to fund this project and ask AOL Time Warner /iPlanet to port commercial Netscape / Mozilla to AmigaOS or AmigaDE. Their official answer:
Amiga is ALREADY DEAD, LONG FORGOTTEN, NOBODY USE IT ANYMORE and it is impossible to port Netscape / Mozilla to AmigaOS, even if someone pay us to do it!
Perhaps they are afraid of the famous AmigaCurse: A C E G I K M O Q S ... Amiga - Commodore (Bankrupt) - Escom (Bankrupt) - Gateway (Financial difficulties) - Invisible Hands (Bankrupt) - Kouri Capital (Bankrupt) - Motorola IC (Financial difficulties & for sale) - O OCPA (some members) - Q Quantum Capital (George Soros / Kouri owner) - S Sendo (Financial difficulties) .. others??
I think porting to AmigaDE is better than AmigaOS, because the same program will run on top of Linux, Windows, WindowsCE, QNX, Psion etc. AmigaDE is also supported by 50 leading Electronic companies (OCPA). Even MICROSOFT resell AmigaDE / AmigaAnywhere games for PDAs based on PocketPC / WindowsCE. AmigaDE will be available on the future AmigaOS 4.2.