Anonymous Former Netscape Executive Donates $4,200 to AmiZilla Project
Saturday December 20th, 2003
James "Kovu" Russell writes: "A former Netscape executive who chooses to remain anonymous has just donated $4,200 to the AmiZilla booty, resulting in a total booty of over $8,400! 'His only request is that he wants to see the amount get over $10,000 so is requesting others donate what they can,' says the story at Amiga.org. Rock on!" The AmiZilla project aims to raise a bounty to encourage programmers to port Mozilla to Amiga OS.
#3 And who's to say bugs won't get fixed?
Sunday December 21st, 2003 5:41 AM
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It's quite possible that whatever team ports Mozilla to the Amiga platform may well find some new bugs that affect all platforms (or indeed they may need to fix some existing bugs in Bugzilla in order for the Amiga port to work), so the bounty may well indeed spur "some of the bugs in Bugzilla [to] get fixed".
The thing I'm not sure about is the size of the "new" Amiga community (remember we're not talking about the "classic" Amiga from the golden days of Commodore here) and whether that would make an AmigaOS port worthwhile, but if they want to port Mozilla for the benefit of a few thousand users, then why not? It's their time/money after all.