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Re: killing old netscapes

> From: Dwight Johnson <dwj@aaronsrod.com>

> On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Daniel Barclay wrote:
> > 
> > > From: Dwight Johnson <dwj@aaronsrod.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 
the butt.

> 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.)

Daniel Barclay
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