New IRC Client

Tuesday September 7th, 1999

Robert Ginda has checked in his IRC client into the tree. Like the XSLT engine, it's not built by default yet, and according to Rob "I'm working on gettting --enable-extension=irc to work, until then making it is too much of a kludge to publish :)".

We'll let you know when it's testable, but for now you can view the README or check out the code.

Thanks to Steve Morrison (who maintains our ChromeZone area) for the news.

#16 Re: What if mozilla goes down

by Anon

Thursday September 9th, 1999 4:07 PM

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Hmm.. I've never heard that line before. (that was sarcasm) Sure, I buy into the benifits of open-source. But very few people go out and deliberately create something that WILL go down.

When someone asks what about when it bombs? Stating "Well, it won't bomb" is very irresponsible. It will bomb. There will be errors.

Microsoft fixes their errors so it never happens again, too. People just find new ones. Open-Source isn't an impenetrable sheild, it's a tool. The realities of software development are still present.