Netscape 8

I just installed Netscape 8 on one machine.
First thoughts:

  • It’s default skin is odd, but not ugly
  • about:config – – brrr, scary
  • about: – Netscape logo links to
  • It opens new tab right after current instead opening after last one
  • Whole Netscape 8.0 is a Firefox browser with ability to display Trident in tab and some small UI changes which look unpolished
  • They use their own extensions and themes – fools
  • they made something strange with DOM Inspector. In their version grippy element inside splitter is displayed.
  • If I’m right, they use IE as default engine for most webpages (I unchecked some checkbox ‘use IE engine by default’ IIRC) – fools

But what really most pisses me off is that they used Netscape brand. It hurts.


First screenshots of Lightning!

Mike Shaver gave a notes on how to build Lightning. So… Here goes first screenshots:



We have internal discussion about reorganizing MozillaPL forums to more fit current user needs.
Ludwik, who proposed it, painted a comic about this. Cute 🙂


Plan for today

  • Write some marketing stuff for new site
  • Write an update to my proposition of reorganization for MozillaPL and AviaryPL
  • Write a proposition of united Mozilla and Opera (sic!) RealLife meeting in Poznan
  • Write some stuff for next AviaryPL irc meeting
  • Check and update Wiki page for Localization Teams, Firefox 1.1 status and Firefox 1.0 status

I’m not sure if I’m a coder or PR guy… 😉

The good thing is that I’m working on my first layout patch ever. 🙂 1px double borders won’t suck anymore in Gecko.


KFirefox – why, where, who and when?

Recently DesktopLinux published it’s 2004 Desktop Linux Market survey which confirms my feelings about current direction of Linux market.
First is overwhelming domination of Mozilla based products in the area where they exists. Thunderbird and Mozilla Mail have ~37% early beating Evolution and KMail. Firefox and Mozilla holds over 70% of browser market. And, both Thunderbird and Firefox were released in Q4 2004! We can easily predict that this numbers will grow in 2005. Some of my thoughts:


FunnyFox – spread the word

Hey! People! We did not finish yet with Firefox! – I love “Taste the difference” one. 🙂


Firefox 1.1 and 1.5 requests

Firefox 1.1:
+ Fast Back
+ Binary updates
+ Canvas
+ Better extension handling

Firefox 1.5
+ Dynamic theme change
+ Drag&Drop tab reorganization

+ – patches are ready

Not bad, hum? 🙂


It’s time to respond

After Firefox 1.0.3 release we were flooded by criticism from the press. In Poland almost every major newspaper noticed that “Firefox security is a myth”. I’m not sure how big percent of this was motivated by our major rival – all Microsoft related vortals wrote such article, and how much was made because in Poland people love to kick everyone – just to feel better.


SVG and FastBack for Firefox

Say hello to SVG.
I’m very excited about DSVG. Having AJAX, DSVG/DHTML in Firefox is a big step forward.
The one last thing that Open Standards for Web should have is some way to manage sound.


New nightlies for Gecko Browser MP

I just finished (with a help from Cleriic) building todays build of my version of Firefox. We now have Windows builds for PL and EN.

What’s new here? Some prefs to enable pipeling, lowerize nglayout delay and default svg enabled in Windows version.

What’s not so new? MathML, SVG, XForms, Blazing Fast Back/Forward (a’ka Cache RAM) and Firefox trunk code 🙂

Linux AthlonXP – PL | EN
Linux Pentium – PL | EN
Windows – PL | EN (fixed urls)

Mozconfigs: Linux and Windows

Please, test on a clean profile if you want to get the speed. 🙂