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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."


#9 Re:Mozilla Article on ZDNet

by S.T.

Tuesday March 16th, 1999 9:33 AM

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I am basing my estimation on day by day running of the latest build + reading the source code and comparing all of this with Communicator's 4.5 level of functionality.

The latest milestone is very far from an alpha release. It is impossible to jump from that to a beta in July. Major area of the product are not there at all or they are barely working, in need of a lot of work to achieve maturity. For example: mail/news, xpcom, xpfe.

And especially International code. You know, Comm 4.5 is able to display & edit Chinese content. Do you have any idea how much work is needed to get it in a new code base? I hope they have a big team for that! And I personally have no idea how to design it under xpfe...

And the list could go on. Add to all that about 2-3 months of tweaking and fine tuning needed to have a friendly ui...

So, if your company depends on it, I suggest you give those guys a hand...