Bezilla Nears M7
Monday June 21st, 1999
So, you wanna see how the BeOS port is progressing? Well, this screenshot says it all. Addressbook, Messenger, Flash panels - they're making really impressive progress.
Thanks to arielb and Zeljko Blace for the news
Is anyone working on an ATARI version? How about the ADAM or TRS-80?
There was talk of porting it to tele-tubby tummies ;)
"How about the ADAM"
How about just porting to the Apple ][ intead of that lousy exuse for a clone. ColecoVision ROCKED(!!!) But that was a huge marketing mistake.
Here here. I'm too poor for a set top box, and I'd really appreciate it if someone would make a version fit onto a Master System II cart. Then I could fill out these forms with a groovy letter-by-letter selector a la FF7.
Watch out, there's a new browser for the Atari as well: <http://browserwatch.inter…/story/news-990621-9.html>
#6 Re:Bezilla Nears M7
Tuesday June 22nd, 1999 10:22 AM
Looks good. Does Be have any developers (official or unofficial) working on this? They should. I feel the completion of Bezilla is on the level of "make or break" for the Be OS. And since I'm dying to install BeOS and run it 90% of the time (begrudgingly running NT the rest of the time), I am certainly hoping for its completion.
Maaan, I wonder if someone is trying to develop a browser for the ENIAC.
Duncan Wilcox is paid by Be Inc to work on this project. That's why it's making good progress. But BeZilla also needs more volunteers. If you really want a good alternative to Windows 98 then give BeOS a try and help submit BeZilla bugs once this gets in the tree.
As far as ports to Eniac-no. But someone is porting to OpenVMS
If BeZilla runs well... I'd switch to BeOS because there are many things about it that I like.
Currently, the only browser out there for BeOS is NetPositive which is a far cry from what I'm used to using.
What kinds of volunteers? Coders?...
coders-even people just submitting bug reports. Maybe someone will come up with a bezilla that uses native controls instead of XUL?
I'd happily submit BeZilla bugs - unfortunately, it only runs on 4.5, and I'll be waiting a while before I get it in Australia.
#12 Re:Bezilla Nears M7
Tuesday June 22nd, 1999 11:59 PM
>But someone is porting to OpenVMS yeah i saw this in PC weekly today, there was a story on Compaq pushing open VMS and being on a porting madness which included netscape communicator and I am assuming the referred to this. Im pretty sure compaq is helping the port with paid programmers.
Hot damn! Last time I checked, the page was down, so I missed the earlier (pre-M7) alpha BeOS release. Grabbing it now... and very eager to replace my lightweight-but-not-too-usable NetPositive browser.
BTW, Be is supporting the project. One of their engineers, Duncan Wilcox, is technical lead on the port at present. <a href="<http://reality.sgi.com/rhess_engr/beos/bezilla>">Here</a>'s a link to the BeOS on Mozilla page for anyone interested.
- <a href="mailto:<email@example.com>">David Pritchard</a>
Hmm.. teach me to read the notices here. The (working) BeZilla page link is here <http://reality.sgi.com/rhess_engr/beos/bezilla>
- David <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What is XUL?