Another Gecko-Based Browser!
Sunday August 22nd, 1999
CustomZilla 1.0 is the latest new browser release for the Windows platform that utilizes the Gecko rendering engine. Read the press release here. You can find a link to the application on their Products page.
I was aware of this for a long time. In fact, they posted to one of the mozilla NG's just shortly after Neoplanet announced they were using Adam Lock's activex control. (and yes there's a link on Mozilla's Dominion <http://members.xoom.com/mozilla5/>)
#2 Requires IE?
Sunday August 22nd, 1999 10:47 AM
In the text of the press release, it says it doesn't require Microsoft Internet Explorer to be installed. But then, in the chart at the end, it lists "Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 or later" as a requirement.
I saw this also and send them a mail about it. I'll post their response here when I get it.
Go to the bottom of the page. You'll see what your looking for. :)
I just got the response that they fixed their press release. Now it says Requirements - 16 Megs RAM - 486 instead of Requirements - Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 or later as it did before.
I also asked whether they plan on supporting other platforms like Unix/Linux, MacOS, OS/2 and BeOS.
Their response: > Yes, we do intend to accomodate > all of the platforms you mentioned > and THEN some.
#4 Interesting (portal, custom)
by mikep <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunday August 22nd, 1999 1:30 PM
It seems to me, this is an very important point in the future of the browser market -> building ´custom´ or ´portal´ solutions, or intranet-solutions built on top of mozilla. Because it is open and follows standards, everyone wins.
Soo....who's gonna create the skin for CustomZilla? The screenshots show all sorts of buttons and images and UI components, but all I get is the @5 usual navigation ones, and a menu/button that says "New CustomZilla".
We have several GUI's standing by in anticipation of release with Gecko. At this time, Gecko still has some work left to be done. The app we posted is more of a mission statement whereby Custom Browser intends to deploy a new generation of web-based Gecko apps.
CustomZilla is nothing more then a generic MDI demo app.
Howard Ryan Custom Browser CEO
I hope you folks are working on gecko based apps like a webWord and a webExcel!
Custom Browser is a manufacturer of web-based applications. We provide our clients with the components they ask for.
Our new roll-outs are spawned from client application development.
So far, webExcel and webWord are not ready for implementation.
Custom Browser Inc.