[csw-pkgsubmissions] newpkgs ncsa_mosaic

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Tue Apr 6 09:54:28 CEST 2010

Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> writes:

> Hi Phil,
> Am 05.04.2010 um 21:36 schrieb Philip Brown:
>> In contrast, if you dont have ncsa mosaic 1.0... you do *not* lose the
>> ability to view [html 1.0 or whatever] sites. There are plenty of
>> other browsers around to view them.
> Nobody wants Mosaic 1.0 any more, it can't do frames. That's why
> Maciej packaged up 2.7 ;-)

Funny but...

>> Our repository is not a museum. The only reason we keep v1 packages
>> around after v2 is out, is if they have unique functional value.  Once
>> they no longer do, we drop them in favour of the v2 package.
> There is to my knowledge no newer version than 2.7b6 and there has
> also not been a fork.

C'mon, feature wise there are a lot of projects supplying a more rich
(and inclusive) feature set. Games like this could justify the "clunker"
syndrome that we see about old operating system releases, shells, web
sites, &c. Please let Mosaic RIP.

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