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."
Monday March 15th, 1999 8:38 PM
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Couldn't agree with you more. I LOVE this approach. The new code has is of a much better quality and will have a huge benefit in the future.
BUT, let's be realistic: the Mozilla team is, as you said, creating a FOUNDATION. That includes a cross-platform windowing toolkit, a complete component model, and so on. All with a fairly small team (1-200 people) Any software engineer with some experience knows that each of those efforts normally requires 1-2 years in order to be done right. Just take a look at Sun's Swing dates.
That's why I think that my estimation is quite optimistic. And that's why they need all the help they can get from all of us. Else, a premature crippled product may be released under market's pressure...