Thursday April 15th, 1999
Neoplanet has made an update to their site, crediting Adam Lock for the work done on his ActiveX wrapper, which was the basis for the wrapper used in Neoplanet's code.
#1 Re:Neoplanet Update
Thursday April 15th, 1999 12:01 PM
Ding, dong, the witch is dead! Luckily that didn't take long.
anyway the lesson is that open sourcing mozilla wasn't enough unless it was componentized. Now we'll have at least 2 mozilla based browsers that aren't from Netscape. Now Mozilla can be used by all those visual basic programmers. (btw JWZ, you know you can come back at any time :)
Well heh...most Visual Basic programmers already stopped caring about Netscape, as it's taken them this long for an ActiveX wrapper...However, I'm not one of them. I have tried countless times to use the Netscape 4.x 'Netscape HyperText Document' insertable object, haven't gotten that to work, then I spotted this ActiveX Wrapper.
Well, I can't register (with RegSrv32) the new npmozctl.dll file ,(that 00000000485x error or something), so I used the old, old MozillaControl.dll file, needless to say, it worked. Well, sort of, I went to Adam's ActiveX Wrapper homepage ( <http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/mozilla.htm> ) and saw my problem with the PATH variable stuff, but how in the world am I supposed to understand that? So anyway, I gave up, then downloaded the Neoplanet browser, hoping that would work, and it said 'Cannot generate Netscape browser', so oh well, maybe I'll find a newsgroup or something. :)
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#5 Re:Neoplanet Update
by Adam Lock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday April 15th, 1999 2:59 PM
The problems with PATH statements etc. in the Mozilla control are entirely due to the fact that Mozilla is still very much in development. There is no nice friendly setup program yet meaning everyone has to do things by hand.
It's complicated further since you also need to have the proper C runtimes in order to stand a chance of it working. It could be that between the older control worked and the new didn't because the nightly build has switched over to DevStudio 6.
#6 Re:Neoplanet Update
by Ben Goodger <email@example.com>
Friday April 16th, 1999 5:50 PM
I installed the Neoplanet thing to try it out, and I cant get rid of the damned thing now! It has no uninstall option (what a POS!) and its modified my path settings so all my regular copies of Mozilla try and look for it, and die. Where are the path settings stored, so I can fix them up? (I managed a temporary fix, overwriting the Neo files with genuine moz files)