Mozilla Article on ZDNet

Saturday March 13th, 1999

Here's some news from Saturday. My excuse? Moving to a new apartment. There are some other things to put up today. and I hope I can find some time to get to them.

From Joel Caris comes news of a Gecko article on ZDNet:

"A pretty good ZDNet article on Gecko and Communicator 5.0. The most interesting information is that a beta is supposed to be out in July with a final, commercial release at the end of the year. I hate to have to wait, but it's worth it for the quality."

#11 Re:Mozilla Article on ZDNet

by V.H.

Wednesday March 17th, 1999 2:52 AM

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S.T: We _ARE_ giving a hand. I'm in the process of hiring several people that will work on Mozilla on a full time basis.

And from my experience with the daily builds, I certainly don't agree with you. Yes, a lot of functionality is missing from the main branch. However, the improvements have been rather dramatic.

Ok, maybe a version of Mozilla that can edit Chinese are a few months extra off. But how many percent of the Netscape userbase are affected by that?

I don't see anything in Mozilla that can't be done within the timeframe specified. Especially since increasing stability and ease of building usually equals more developers in the open source world: the easier it is to get started, the more people will contribute. And Mozilla is getting there.

I see several other companies that mentions putting people on Mozilla. And I think you'll see it maturing a lot faster than some may expect.

Btw., allthough we'll be using parts of Mozilla in our projects, we won't be using XPFE/XUL or mail/news at all, so even less reason to be concerned for me. So we'll put 4-5 people on fulltime bugfixing, and memory footprint reduction, and general adaption for embedded use.