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Interview with Mozilla Foundation Director of Engineering Chris Hofmann

Tuesday May 4th, 2004

PCTechTalk has an interview with Chris Hofmann, Director of Engineering at the Mozilla Foundation. Chris answers several questions about the Mozilla project and reveals some interesting examples of feedback that has been received from users. Thanks to Alex for the link.


#9 Re: Re: Telling by its absence or am I just parano

by jstrickland

Wednesday May 5th, 2004 7:25 AM

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I agree that Camino will probably never be as popular because it's only on one platform. However, I have to disagree with your statement that there aren't that many users ons MacOS X. While the number of MaOS X users will never get close to the number of Windows users, that by no means indicates that the number is small. There is a large community of Mac users that actively use Mozilla products. I think that evidence can be found in the very active development of both Firefox and Thunderbird for Mac. There just wouldn't be a need for such active development for MaOS X Firebird and Thunderbird if there weren't that many people using them.

As a matter of fact, I believe that all of the activity going into the Mac versions of Firefox and Thunderbird are the very reasons Camino will never be as popular. So much work has been done to give both flagship programs the desired native MacOS X look and feel that Camino has lost a lot of it's edge in that arena. Couple that with the fact that Camino can't be customized with extensions and you start to see why it isn't as popular.