MozillaZine

MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

Monday May 24th, 1999

Steve Morrison, creator of the XULTool, has joined MozillaZine (as some of you may already know). He has been hard at work getting the XULTool working on our site, and we're pleased to announce that the ChromeZone is now online.

Now, with a simple form, you can change the look and feel of Mozilla, and create your own themes! You can also choose from some ready-made themes we have available. You can also send your own themes to ChromeZone for addition to our site.

So, fire up apprunner and head over to the chromeZone.

We got a lot of great entries for our little "name our new chrome area" contest, but in our final vote, "ChromeZone" came out on top. A number of people submitted the name "ChromeZone" or a variation for our contest. Clayton Scott was the first, however, and his prize is a stuffed Mozilla doll from Netscape. I know we didn't promise any prizes for the contest, but we wanted to give something to the winner.

Thanks to everyone for you contributions, and if you have any suggestions for the chromeZone, let us know.


#45 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by spacecow <spacecow@mis.net>

Tuesday May 25th, 1999 7:59 PM

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Look, whoever it is that is engaging in this debate. Lots of time and money has been lost searching out ways to beat IE. Realistically, the browser "war" doesn't matter, and it's a waste of effort. There is a trend in software: First of all, programs written the Right Way, with the Right Things somehow always beat those that don't. Second, if there is no right program, the program backed most with the most money "wins." These are somewhat of facts of life. For example, if Linux ever "wins" it will be because it is the Right Thing. Programmers, in general, have a sense of the Right Thing, and usually pursue it. XUL, in many people's opinion is the right thing. This cuts app development time for many features that come in late (such as l12n and i18n). It makes the web more universal. Also, it has an appeal to it that is not entirely describable. It just seems like the right way to go to me, and for a slightly "spiritual" reason, I agree with XUL and chrome. You may have your opinion. What I'm trying to do is give you a little insight into why it exists, no to defend it.

Secondly, I'd like to restate that the goal is no longer, and should have never been, to destroy microsoft. Despite that they may have bad software and be general assholes, attacking microsoft will never beat microsoft because microsoft is attacking mozilla with more force. The effort must be centered where it hurts, in the brain. Therefore, it should not be on our minds whether we are better than them, or good enough to defeat them, because with an attitude like this, we will never make anything good. It is somewhat like the martial arts training of punching through someone as opposed to at someone.