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Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 Out

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.4 is now available for download. Read the Mozilla 1.4 RC 2 Release Notes for more information and get a build from the mozilla.org Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.4rc2 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.


#18 Are there expectations for Mozilla going mainstrea

by pcabellor

Thursday June 19th, 2003 6:41 AM

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I would like to clarify this point with authoritative and experienced users/developers of Mozilla. Is Mozilla really oriented only to developers or are there expectations to become mainstream at some point?

If it is oriented to developers, what's the point? I thought Mozilla "mission" was to contribute to massification of web standards. I don't see that happening if only developers are using web standards compliant browsers. As long as their bosses establish that whatever application must work with IE, because it IS the browser more than 90% of people is using. There's no way we can believe that without a big browser market share, there's any possibility to enforce anything.

If this is not true, and Mozilla has real expectation on consumer market, then this kind of Linux-Java-gcc-Mozilla incompatibility is a main issue, or at least a shoot in the own foot, for the open source community. Read this: "Linux is the only OS having problem with the outstanding and glorious (shis is true) Mozilla".

Once again, I am asking for this clarification on Mozilla mid and long term goals. I have posted similar question in several forums here and this news comments without an answer. Would sincerely appreciate it.