[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Apr 21 23:13:39 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:14:03PM -0700, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
> A couple of months ago I downloaded and unpacked all the sources needed to
> attempt a local Mozilla build from source - and gave up after an hour or
> so of chasing down dependencies.  The tarball and build tree would have
> taken up the entire disk on my NeXTstation.  And four years ago I was
> laughing my ass off at a coworker who produced a GNOME version of "hello,
> world" that produced a 23MB executable (yes, *dynamically linked*).
> The software industry has gone mad.  This is way beyond any "conspiracy to
> sell bigger disk drives".  Poor old Mel must be spinning in his grave.

I don't think it's that the software industry has gone mad, per se.  I
think that the Gnome developers have gotten so obsessed with trying to
fight Microsoft on Microsoft's terms for a desktop environment that
they've become Windows on Linux.  They haven't figured out that by
trying to do what Microsoft's environment does, they've let Microsoft
dictate the rules of the game.

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