Daniel Glazman Starting Company to Develop Composer

Thursday September 18th, 2003

Ex-Netscape employee Daniel Glazman has announced that he is starting a company to continue the development of Composer, the Mozilla Web page editor. In a Glazblog posting that also covers meals with ex-colleagues and the availability of nose drops, Daniel outlines his new venture: "I am now in the process of starting my own company here in France to continue working on Composer. This company will develop software solutions for the World Wide Web and offer a variety of services around web underlying technologies and open-source tools. I think we will even become W3C member... Wish me good luck!"

Daniel has worked on the Editor portion of the Mozilla codebase for several years and was employed by Netscape Communications Corporation from November 2000 until July 2003. Earlier this year, he announced his intention to continue maintaining Composer, which will eventually become a standalone application like Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird.

#18 more than simple editor?

by reeder

Wednesday October 1st, 2003 7:11 AM

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Until fairly recently composer was not very good, in my opinion, and so I have always written simple html by hand. I did try composer again in Mozilla 1.4 and found it much improved. If glazou is responsible for that improvement then I am glad he will continue. But what I'd really like is for a good open source *site wide* page development program. I don't need lots of fancy javascript or flash, but I'd like a good system for creating and enforcing consistent style and navigation. I'd like to retire my m4 macros and makefiles. And maybe someday I'll be able to turn off my keypunch machine and line printer, too. ;-)

Good luck, glazou.

-- William