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Be Inc. Hires Engineer to Aid Mozilla Porting Efforts

Friday March 26th, 1999

Sean Graham has good news for BeOS users! Sean writes, "BeNews has a story regarding Be Inc.'s recent hiring of a full-time engineer devoted to assisting the porting of Mozilla to BeOS (BeZilla)."


#1 Re:Be Inc. Hires Engineer to Aid Mozilla Porting E

by ERICmurphy <murphye@gmail.com>

Friday March 26th, 1999 8:26 PM

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I own a copy of the BeOS and I think this is a really great thing, I was beginning to think the project would never make it.

When Communicator for BeOS and my cable modem are installed, I will be using the BeOS a lot more for web development, and even just personal use.

There are some good apps already available for BeOS, such as the code editor called Pe, and some other interesting site management and server type apps.

I just hope release 4.1 of the BeOS adds some much needed features to the relatively sparse OS.

#2 Re:Be Inc. Hires Engineer to Aid Mozilla Porting E

by incubus <rberlin@remcen.ehhs.cmich.edu>

Saturday March 27th, 1999 8:34 AM

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I'm susposed to be getting BeOS r4 any day now. Can't wait. This is realy going to piss off the guy writing Net Positive though

#3 Re:Be Inc. Hires Engineer to Aid Mozilla Porting E

by Wesley Felter <wesf@cs.utexas.edu>

Saturday March 27th, 1999 4:40 PM

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Somehow I don't think Scott Barta (the guy writing NetPositive) will be too pissed off. After all, both he and Duncan Wilcox work for Be.

On one hand it seems wasteful for Be to be developing two browsers, but OTOH, maybe they're just developing N+ until BeZilla gets finished.

#4 A port versus a native app

by Trevor <trevor@mindspring.com>

Wednesday March 31st, 1999 5:36 PM

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While BeZilla and BeOS Opera will remain a port of a windows application, NetPositive is a born and bred BeOS app which is designed to use the OS's strengths in ways a port (that must be maintained in parallel on other OSes) won't. There is an interview with sbarta on one of the Be news sites in which he talks of such things.