To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Oliver White <email@example.com> Subject: Jazilla report. June 5, 1998 Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 17:50:57 +0800 The story so far: After Netscape released Mozilla, the source code for Navigator, a bunch of us got together and decided to port the code over to Java(tm). This is a huge undertaking, there is approximately 1.5 million lines of Mozilla source code. We are working piece-meal on the project, and our expected first product will be a blend of C++ and Java, slowly diminishing the amount of platform dependant code, and striving for 100% pure java status. Our main tasks so far are a news client, the NSPR module (described at http://www.mozilla.org/docs/tplist/catCode/nsprdesc.htm ) and the FE module, based on WinFE ( http://www.mozilla.org/docs/tplist/catCode/winfdesc.htm ). The code is managed on our CVS server, and the jarball is updated hourly. We also have our own website, http://jazilla.alsutton.com , though we have discovered that August Associates (www.august.net) have registered jazilla.org for us. Thanks guys :) The FE group have done wonders, creating an entire set of widgets from swing. Now comes the (fun?) bit - putting the front end together. Giao Nguyen is in charge of this, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Thierry Bezecourt has been using TogetherJ (a CASE tool donated to the project by Object International - http://www.oi.com/) to analyse the NetLib module, and his documents are availiable here - http://services.worldnet.net/thbzcrt/mozilla/Netlib/_multiframe.html All in all we're having a great time. If your interested you can find us on alsutton's page - http://jazilla.alsutton.com and in netscape.public.mozilla.java More information on Mozilla can be found at http://www.mozilla.org and I feel this is an excelent opportunity for students and their universities to get involved in a large scale project. I'll keep you all up to date, Oliver White.