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netscape weirdness

Postby JWalton » Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:48 pm

blender.org could use a good jolt of netscape 4.x compatibility. Kib did a good job on elysiun. thanks kib!

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junk netscape 4.x

Postby stuuf133t » Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:43 am

There's no use in using it. I agree that people should make pages ore compatible, but all the bitching in the world won't make them do a damn thing about it. ns 4.x was one of the first css1 browsers, and it never got much farther beyond there. Mozilla isn't that bad. I liked netscape 4, until it got too annoying when no websites worked with it.

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby JWalton » Wed Oct 16, 2002 9:01 pm

stuuf133t wrote:There's no use in using it. I agree that people should make pages ore compatible, but all the bitching in the world won't make them do a damn thing about it. ns 4.x was one of the first css1 browsers, and it never got much farther beyond there. Mozilla isn't that bad. I liked netscape 4, until it got too annoying when no websites worked with it.

lot's of website use it. and some people don't have a choice of browser.
mozillia is ridiculously large, and 2 redikuloushly slow too use. and i'm not
bitching.

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Postby xype » Wed Oct 16, 2002 9:53 pm

basically blender.org shouldn't be using too much non NS4 compilant code. what I guess is causing problems are the tables and some CSS which both are not well implemented with NS4, but I am helping out Kib_Tph with it, so we _will_ include NS4 compatibility.

geez, mozilla uses 30+mb of ram, so it's understandable people still use NS4.

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby xitnalta » Wed Oct 16, 2002 9:59 pm

JWalton wrote:mozillia is ridiculously large, and 2 redikuloushly slow too use. and i'm not
bitching.


Actually, nobody should have to complain a single bit on Mozilla's size, since its intended audience is developers. Did you already give K-Meleon ( http://kmeleon.sf.net/ - seems to be a bit outdated), Galeon ( http://galeon.sf.net/ ), Phoenix ( http://mozilla.org/projects/phoenix/ ), Chimera ( http://mozilla.org/projects/chimera/ ) or Beonex ( http://www.beonex.com/ ) a try? One of them might better suit your size / usage requirements.

I actually prefer Mozilla a lot over Netscape (any version), and use and develop with it. I'm just happy, you might not be. That's ok.
Felix

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Postby Timothy » Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:21 pm

ns 4 will work with blender.org :-)
xype and I will try and fix all these html bugs,.. within 1.5 weeks

Especially because this is a development website we can expect more people on 'exotic' platforms using 'exotic' browsers. Thus I do think it's important to properly support these.

Especially:
+ netscape 4+
+ IE 4+
+ konquere
+ mozilla
+ opera

Greets,
Timothy

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby xype » Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:46 am

xitnalta wrote:Actually, nobody should have to complain a single bit on Mozilla's size, since its intended audience is developers.


Wow, I tought it was a web browser with a mail client.. but if mozilla is for developers then netscape might be for users? Not much difference in size, though.

I think it's a bit off mark to make a web browser "inteded for developers"..

xitnalta wrote:Did you already give K-Meleon, Galeon, Phoenix, Chimera or Beonex a try? One of them might better suit your size / usage requirements.


Do they run on Solaris and IRIX? Because from what I know that's one of his main concerns. Maybe even IRIX only.

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby JWalton » Fri Oct 18, 2002 3:17 pm

xitnalta wrote:Actually, nobody should have to complain a single bit on Mozilla's size, since its intended audience is developers.

it's the only freeware web browser offered by sgi.

xitnalta wrote: Did you already give K-Meleon ( http://kmeleon.sf.net/ - seems to be a bit outdated), Galeon ( http://galeon.sf.net/ ), Phoenix ( http://mozilla.org/projects/phoenix/ ), Chimera ( http://mozilla.org/projects/chimera/ ) or Beonex ( http://www.beonex.com/ ) a try? One of them might better suit your size / usage requirements.

are they precompiled?

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby xype » Sat Oct 19, 2002 10:39 am

JWalton wrote:are they precompiled?


Nope, and they are either "based on Gnome and Mozilla", on "mozilla 1.0.1" or availible for MacOS X.

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Re: junk netscape 4.x

Postby stuuf133t » Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:53 pm

xitnalta wrote:Actually, nobody should have to complain a single bit on Mozilla's size, since its intended audience is developers.


Isn't blender.org also intended for developers?

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Postby Timothy » Sat Nov 02, 2002 10:48 am

I thought they all used lynx :-)

But seriously, blender.org now already works alot better with netscape 4

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Postby IoN_PuLse » Sun Nov 03, 2002 10:00 am

Mozilla 1.1 is very nice, and page rendering is fast.

If you want a really nice solution, however, Phoenix rocks. It does the job right.


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