AmiZilla Project Continues to Grow

Saturday June 7th, 2003

David Gates ( 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.

#33 Re: IS it a good idea

by runetrek

Saturday December 20th, 2003 3:11 AM

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Quote from the Amizilla page (<>) "But what about IBrowse? What about Voyager? you say. Well IBrowse is a very good browser from <> if you need something today buying that would be your best bet. I have not used Voyager in years but I hear it is good as well. The problem though is that because the Amiga is the only modern computer without Netscape we are a laughing stock. We need the respect and stature that having Mozilla on our operating system will bring. It will help our browser market and user base grow.

Peter Gordon said; "These funds should also be made available for the first person/team to get a browser with GOOD support for DHTML, XHTML, CSS, and a current version of Flash! That way we are giving the IBrowse, AWeb and Voyager teams an incentive." Should Peter's plan be put into action or should these funds stay reserved for Mozilla only? Make your voice heard send an e-mail to amizillafund AT"

And the bounty is now the incredible $8411.22!