Think I pressed the right button combination in replying this time :P
At 04:20 PM 21/02/2002 +0000, adam wrote:
> > As for front end. It would be nice to support Mozilla but a folly to
> > support it alone until it gets a non-hacker userbase (maybe when AOL
> > releases it to its grubby masses).
>>I don't entirely agree, I would be inclined to make Mozilla the default, and
>make it downloadable from the distribution site. I'm willing to listen to
>reasoned argument though.
Is this personal preferences making the decision or the marketing person
(whom I'm sure is hidden deep down) ?
I'm going to take a really bad example here, but its the only analogy I can
come up with OTOH. Countless Micros~1 proggies require MSIE 5.5 (5.0 won't
do) or WMP 12.3 (god no, 12.2999 won't do at all at all) or DirectX
34.71467 or they won't work / install. This sickens me no end - being stuck
in Windows at work. I think software should only force a user to install
large bloated packages when it is absolutely necessary, not just cause its
looks cooler if you do or it makes programming easier for the developer if
you do. Let the end user use whatever tools they have at hand - which at
the moment is most certainly MSIE.
>I'm essentially looking for volunteers to work on / contribute to this
>project. They don't ncessarily have to be frontend or backend coders, even
>thinkers will do. At the moment, I would like to set up a mailing list, get
>a few people who are interested on it, and have a chat about the basics.
Sure. I'm on for it as long as its not just me and Adam arguing all day :P
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