CNET Chimes In, States IRC Will Compete With Instant Messenger

Thursday September 9th, 1999's Paul Festa has an article regarding the new IRC and Jabber clients in development, and claims that the IRC will be "in direct competition with AOL's own messaging software", although it's not clear how that would happen. The article also states that Mozilla's beta will be occurring in 4 weeks, which is off by about a 3 to 4 weeks, according to a news post that came out today. There's still a lot of work to be done, but they are making good progress.

Thanks to Kovu for the news.

#13 The built-in IRC will compete with *anything*?

by Ben_Goodger

Friday September 10th, 1999 5:01 AM

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how do you know? Where there's a will, there's a way. Given that the UI is done in XUL and JS, I'd imagine there'd be an even greater number of developers that could potentially work on such a client than one written entirely in compiled code. Mozilla provides an excellent platform for developing web applications, and basically the sky's the limit for whatever you want to do.