Another Gecko-Based Browser!

Sunday August 22nd, 1999

CustomZilla 1.0 is the latest new browser release for the Windows platform that utilizes the Gecko rendering engine. Read the press release here. You can find a link to the application on their Products page.

Thanks to Eric Krock and Dawn Endico for the news.

#1 Another Gecko-Based Browser!

by arielb

Sunday August 22nd, 1999 8:38 AM

I was aware of this for a long time. In fact, they posted to one of the mozilla NG's just shortly after Neoplanet announced they were using Adam Lock's activex control. (and yes there's a link on Mozilla's Dominion

#2 Requires IE?

by mattdm

Sunday August 22nd, 1999 10:47 AM

In the text of the press release, it says it doesn't require Microsoft Internet Explorer to be installed. But then, in the chart at the end, it lists "Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 or later" as a requirement.

#3 Requires IE?

by Anon

Sunday August 22nd, 1999 12:54 PM

I saw this also and send them a mail about it. I'll post their response here when I get it.

Jan (jhecking_at_informatik_dot_uni-rostock_dot_de)

#5 Go to

by Anon

Sunday August 22nd, 1999 4:29 PM

Go to the bottom of the page. You'll see what your looking for. :)

#6 Requires IE? No!

by Anon

Monday August 23rd, 1999 2:13 AM

I just got the response that they fixed their press release. Now it says Requirements - 16 Megs RAM - 486 instead of Requirements - Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 or later as it did before.

I also asked whether they plan on supporting other platforms like Unix/Linux, MacOS, OS/2 and BeOS.

Their response: > Yes, we do intend to accomodate > all of the platforms you mentioned > and THEN some.

Jan (jhecking_at_informatik_dot_uni-rostock_dot_de)

#4 Interesting (portal, custom)

by mikep

Sunday August 22nd, 1999 1:30 PM

It seems to me, this is an very important point in the future of the browser market -> building ´custom´ or ´portal´ solutions, or intranet-solutions built on top of mozilla. Because it is open and follows standards, everyone wins.

1:0 NGlayout

#7 Skin...

by Anon

Tuesday August 24th, 1999 11:14 AM

Soo....who's gonna create the skin for CustomZilla? The screenshots show all sorts of buttons and images and UI components, but all I get is the @5 usual navigation ones, and a menu/button that says "New CustomZilla".

#8 CustomZilla Initiative

by Anon

Tuesday August 24th, 1999 12:23 PM


We have several GUI's standing by in anticipation of release with Gecko. At this time, Gecko still has some work left to be done. The app we posted is more of a mission statement whereby Custom Browser intends to deploy a new generation of web-based Gecko apps.

CustomZilla is nothing more then a generic MDI demo app.

Howard Ryan Custom Browser CEO

#9 CustomZilla Initiative

by Anon

Tuesday August 24th, 1999 6:22 PM

I hope you folks are working on gecko based apps like a webWord and a webExcel!

#10 CustomZilla Initiative

by Anon

Tuesday August 24th, 1999 8:47 PM

Custom Browser is a manufacturer of web-based applications. We provide our clients with the components they ask for.

Our new roll-outs are spawned from client application development.

So far, webExcel and webWord are not ready for implementation.

Custom Browser Inc.