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[News] Mozilla for AmigaDEANN.lu
Posted on 11-Dec-2000 11:20 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš6 comments
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James Russell will be heading a group to port Mozilla, the open source web browser, to the AmigaDE. Read his message to the Open Amiga list below.

Salutations all,
I have contacted mozdev.org (hosted by Collabnet, who hosts my mozOffice project) if they would like to host the mozAmiga port as well. I want to have it hosted in the Mozilla community, rather than the Amiga community, because I want to gain support for the Amiga DE port from the Mozilla community, and so it's best to stay in that limelight to do so.

If mozdev.org says yes, as I think they likely will, I'll have them set up a mailing list, give us CVS access, bug access, and set up a mozamiga.mozdev.org site for the site's home page. Mozilla has some good resources available, including an online video all about the NSPR module that needs to be ported, and I will post links to these resources on the home site.

I will then start posting mozAmiga "bugs" that will actually be chores that need to be done to start (and then "finish") the project, then I will start working towards those goals, hopefully with assistance.

I will post info here about mozdev.org one way or another, and if they decide to host it will have them set up the site, mailing list, and so on, and then post the link to it here in this list (as a reply to this message, likely).

Anyone interested in helping in the meantime, or even just to give constructive ideas or feedback, feel free to post to this list or to e-mail [amiga401@netscape.net] me personally, at least until we get a mailing list up and running. I will also hang out intermittently in #mozamiga on irc.mozilla.org as well as #developer on irc.whiterose.net, though in the former I may be alone at first and so may take longer to reply (remember that you can always e-mail me!).

For anyone who wants to get their heads around the project, those videos on Mozilla I mentioned are here: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/brownbag.html

And again, the NSPR video is particularly useful to us because that module is the biggest obstacle between us and a working Mozilla on the Amiga DE.

Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 1 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Teemu I. Yliselš on 10-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Aargh, used the wrong separator. Oh well, there you have it...
Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 2 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Yuca on 11-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Well, after testing Opera 5 for almost a week now on Windoze, I would rather prefer to see an Opera port to AmigaDE than this Mozilla stuff. Anyway, its good to see someone cares about a browser for Ami!
Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 3 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Troels Ersking on 11-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Yuca):
Yeah I like Opera too but the problem is just that it is not free. Ok version 5.0 is free to use but it's still a comercial product.
Even though I would probably choose (and gladly pay for)Opera over the Mozzilla port it is still very important to have a browser that can be bundled with the OS.
Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 4 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 11-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Teemu I. Yliselš):
Fixed it. :)
Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 5 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 12-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Unfortunately Mozilla and Netscape6 are unstable as hell here on the Mac. I don't know if this is a common problem with Mozilla, but its platform independant nature would led you to believe that this is a problem with Mozilla itself than with the Mac port...
Mozilla for AmigaDE : Comment 6 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Teemu I. Yliselš on 12-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Christian Kemp):
Thanks. Must've been due to too much C coding... :)
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