LinuxWorld's Joe Barr on Milestone 10

Wednesday October 27th, 1999

Joe Barr has a generally positive review of Milestone 10 over at Linuxworld.

Thanks to Joerg Beierle and "Anony Muss" for the news.

#7 Are all computer journalists stupid?

by Anon

Friday October 29th, 1999 9:55 AM

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> Furthermore, he doesn't seem to get how long it takes to build a web browser of this size - something you can say about most journalists who've been dissing Mozilla of late, yet have no idea about programming.

There is a more fundumental point that is not commonly mentioned. Netscape and Mozilla are not *just* building a new Web browser, but a completely new way of building software applications. Witness XPCOM, XUL, RDF, et al. all bound together with a scripting language, Javascript. It's quite an advance , and the press and others need to just LAY OFF for a while and let the developers complete what needs to be done. These new technologies will be used in the coming years to build many other applications besides Mozilla the Web browser. It is worth the wait for this to be done right.