"Yachats_Guy" [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
Who cares about the Netscape *brand*.> From Eric Meyer's [url]http://www.meyerweb.com/[/url] is the following announcement:It's true: Netscape is no longer a viable entity. I'll leave it to others to draw conclusions regarding how this move is related to the agreement AOL and Microsoft reached a while back. Y'all can probably do a much better job of it anyway.
> From what I can discern, there will be no more new versions of Netscape; the browser will go into maintenance mode, whatever that means. More than half the staff was let go today, and Mozilla has been spun off into an independent, non-profit foundation supported by AOL, IBM, Sun, and others. I have no idea what will happen with netscape.com itself. DevEdge will cease producing new content, it would seem, which is a shame. We produced some really good stuff, and had more in the pipeline. Hopefully that forthcoming material will find another outlet.
> For now, I still have a job, although my team's been split up and sent to different organizations within AOL. I don't know yet how this will turn out for me, but I do know that today I'm saddened by the loss. Yes, Mozilla will go on, but another pioneering force of the Web has just been painfully dimmed. It's worth a moment to reflect on where we've been... and where we might be headed.
> Looks like the so-called 'browser wars' are really over indeed.
A good read is this article:
Firebird and Thunderbird are the new applications (based on Gecko).
Everything is moving towards individual apps instead of a one big
monolith one like Mozilla. Even Composer is an independent app, that
might one day be a very good free html visual editor.
So in short, we will still be developing for Gecko for the foreseeable