MozillaZine Announces Mozilla-Based Nvu Web Publishing Software

Wednesday October 29th, 2003

Michael Robertson, CEO of, has announced that his company is starting a project to build an easy-to-use Web publishing product for Linux. The new application, called Nvu (pronounced 'N-view'), will be based on Mozilla Composer and released under the Mozilla Public License. has contracted Daniel Glazman of Disruptive Innovations to be the lead developer, though the company hopes to attract other contributors. Version 1.0 of Nvu is expected in the first quarter of 2004. See the Nvu FAQ for more information.

#4 So, this is standalone composer...?

by leafdigital

Thursday October 30th, 2003 5:15 AM

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I wonder if this will be a different project than Composer standalone. Seems pretty pointless to have two separate ones.

Re licensing worries - although not terribly specific it does say on the nvu website that it will be open-source, so I wouldn't stress about it too much. And I hope there'll be a Windows version too; in terms of code quality and other aspects, Composer is certainly the least sucky free GUI Web page editor. Even I use it sometimes when I'm really lazy and am just typing out crap that I might otherwise have done in Word...

By the way, check out the screenshots, the FTP sidebar looks pretty cool (those may be just mock-ups, who knows).