Back from Vacation

Monday November 29th, 1999

We're back! Over the holiday, we got a number of submissions regarding an article on Communicator 5 currently at PCWorld. It's a positive piece and a good introduction for those of you who have been out of the loop.

Also, our chatlog for the November 23 chat with Dave Hyatt is now available on our chat page. News on BugDay coming up, so stay tuned.

#1 Gecko == 4 MB??

by drfickle

Monday November 29th, 1999 1:08 PM

I thought that Gecko used to be distributed on a 1.44 MB floppy disk? Is the article wrong or has Gecko gotten fatter?

#2 re:

by url

Monday November 29th, 1999 1:23 PM

The Gecko layout browser engine itself was small enough to fit on a floppy, as I recall. Mozilla has that engine + additional infrastructure which brings it up to about 4 to 5MB. . .

I'm guessing that as Mozilla moves from alpha to beta, the size will adjust as tighten up performance, bugs, and leaks.


#7 And...

by FrodoB

Monday November 29th, 1999 9:21 PM

Testing suites, which I'm told suck up a few megs. (Not sure which of the testing suites are gonna stick around post-alpha/beta.)

(I say "I'm told" because I haven't had a chance to download a new build in a few weeks, for lack of a chance to test it due to time.)

#3 wrong stuff

by fresh

Monday November 29th, 1999 1:25 PM

interesting tidbits about this article that are very much falsE:

"Netscape guards its Communicator 5.0 plans more tightly than Fort Knox"

um... what to say?

"Netscape credits the Gecko 4MB rendering engine."

naw. its less than 1.5 megs.

#4 Say What?

by Anon

Monday November 29th, 1999 7:14 PM

"With little more than Mozilla to show for their effort...."

<sarcasm>Right. Mozilla's not all that much.</sarcasm>

#5 Back from Vacation

by danielhill

Monday November 29th, 1999 7:52 PM

Great. NS5 will be filled with shit like Net2Phone, AIM and other useless kiddy porn distributing crap which has an obsession with starting itself when you load Windows.

#6 ... and 4.71????

by danielhill

Monday November 29th, 1999 7:59 PM

4.71??? Oh for fuck's sake. What the hell are they going to do to that? Probably AIM 3.5. I won't even bother to look at that.

#8 More marketing crap

by Luddite

Tuesday November 30th, 1999 7:16 AM

Yep. Figures AOL wuld load all their stuff to sell more AOL to Netscape users. Guess they're pulling an Apple. *bleh*

I am glad I can get mozilla without the ads.

#9 More marketing crap

by jilles

Tuesday November 30th, 1999 8:48 AM

It will be interesting to see how many non netscape, mozilla based browsers pop up after mozilla is released. I don't think netscape realizes that they can be outcompeted by another mozilla based browser (without all the AOL shit, adds, useless URLS and cluttered panels).

#10 Duh.

by Anon

Tuesday November 30th, 1999 10:00 AM

"Netscape guards its Communicator 5.0 plans more tightly than Fort Knox, but a few details have surfaced..."