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    Netscape package orphaned?
    Submitted by DonDiego on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 12:34
    The Netscape packages are in a sad state of disrepair. 4.79 is current but sid is still at 4.77. There are bugs filed about this:#111063 and #119071, but then again there are a lot of bugs filed on the Netscape packages, all ancient and left unfixed. IIRC there were security problems with 4.77 and 4.78. Is the package orphaned or is this part of the grand scheme of things?

    I am not whining, I want to help and will gladly volunteer time to this endeavour.

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    Subject: Re: Netscape package orphaned?
    Author: x3ja
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/01/16 – 13:15
    This doesn’t worry me too much to be honest. Netscape 4 doesn’t support some of the standard web technologies (like CSS IIRC) and certainly none of the new ones (XML, XSL etc).

    There’s a fight to not support these old browsers here:

    Personally I wouldn’t want to use it anyway – galeon rules!

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    Subject: Re: Netscape package orphaned?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/01/16 – 16:59
    IIRC galeon is not in woody.
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    Subject: Re: Netscape package orphaned?
    Author: DonDiego
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/01/16 – 14:07
    Netscape 4.7x is probably still the most widely used browser on all Unix platforms, so this is an important package for a lot of people. I use Mozilla all the time and am involved in the Mozilla project. But the old Netscape is still faster especially on lower end machines and some sites are designed specifically with Netscape 4.x in mind and do not work in Mozilla. Which makes it useful as a debugging tool if nothing else.
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