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Full Article Attached Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 17th May 2004

Friday June 4th, 2004

The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting held on Monday 17th May 2004 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.7 final, Mozilla Firefox 0.9, Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7, Camino 0.8, Nvu and the Bugzilla reorganisation.


#3 Before we worry about a new name for NVU.....

by pkb351 <pbergsagel@shaw.ca>

Saturday June 5th, 2004 3:00 PM

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What is needed is a version of NVU which is compatible with the Mac. If a standalone Composer is added to the tree will it work on the Mac? Will the improvements/changes from NVU make it into the suite's composer component? At present there are very few (none?) low end web design solutions for the Mac OS X beyond the Composer component in the present suite.

Since the Mac platform is popular with graphics/ design propfessionals it would be nice to develop Mozilla as the "tool" of choice for checking and validating web sites. Composer is needed on the Mac for setting up a web page when the site designer doesn't want to fire up one of the biggies (ie a web site design tool from Adobe) or cannot afford such an exspensive package (i.e. a non-profit group). We need NVU to be at least as good, or (hopefully better) than MSFrontpage so that NVU/Composer will be the tool of choice in the low end category. Frontpage, in my opinion, exists primarily to further the MS/Windows/IE domination of the Web. There needs to be a tool for web development which is platform neutral and is better than Frontpage and comes (wishful thinking) pre-installed on many computers sold. NVU/Composer is required to strengthen the platform independent nature of the Web, especially at the lower end of the market were products such as Adobe's are too exspensive.