Re: killing old netscapes
> From: Dwight Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Daniel Barclay wrote:
> > > From: Dwight Johnson <email@example.com>
> > > [Netscape] is a piece of
> > > shoddy and amateurish programming that is a disgrace to the profession.
> You have misquoted me, sir. I _never_ referred globally to Netscape as "... a
> piece of shoddy and amateurish programming". That is emphatically not true
> and I will not have you put those words in my mouth.
Then speak less ambiguously.
> On the contrary, Netscape is a highly useful application with many
> admirable features.
Yes it is, but it is also an unreliable, frustrating, annoying pain in
> It has been my exclusive Web browser over the past five
> years and I have personally found it immensely useful.
Mine too. That's how I know something about how buggy it is.
> Netscape for Linux has many problems, but we must be ever thankful to the
> programmers who, working as volunteers and without pay, produced a free
> Netscape for Linux from a time several years before Netscape open-sourced
> its code and embraced the Free Software movement.
What the heck does the free porting to Linux have to do with
Netscape's poor quality?
The bug I described earlier crashed Solaris Netscape just as definitely
as Linux Netscape.
The infinite-loop problem you describe is present in the MS Windows
version, isn't it? (If it isn't, a problem with similar symptoms is.)
(Hmm. A little worrisome: http://www.junkbusters.com/cgi-bin/privacy