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LinuxPower: Mozilla Strikes Back

Sep 14, 2000, 13:45 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schaller)

"Mozilla has been one of the most of the eagerly awaited software releases since it's inception. Yet the project has been long in the coming and critics have raised questions about whether we ever would see the day when the Mozilla project would produce a browser ready to take on the world."

"Well, judging from the latest snapshots Mozilla is now moving there with great strides. The "hopeless" application of a few months back is now getting leaner and meaner by the day, and the Mozilla developers are starting to work on the polish. Hackers such as Christopher Blizzard and Stuart Parmenter are working with the rest of the Mozilla hackers on making Mozilla the greatest browser for Linux users and others alike."

"...Other things are getting there too, for instance drag and drop is now working so you can drag and drop URL's onto your GNOME desktop or drop files from GMC (and probably Nautilus) into Mozilla. Basic functionality one might say, but it wasn't many days ago that this wasn't a possibility, and it took a 3000+ line patch from Christopher Blizzard to get it running. Support for alpha-transparency with PNG images also seems to work well, something which was always a sore point with Netscape 4.x."

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