1995-09-25 - Re: Netscape for Linux?

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From: jsw@neon.netscape.com (Jeff Weinstein)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-25 06:24:16 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 23:24:16 PDT

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From: jsw@neon.netscape.com (Jeff Weinstein)
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 23:24:16 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Netscape for Linux?
In-Reply-To: <3064BDFB.717F@netscape.com>
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In article <199509242006.PAA02258@khijol>, khijol!erc@uunet.uu.net (Ed Carp [khijol SysAdmin]) writes:
> > > And the sad part is that now that they have announced that they are
> > > dropping their unofficial Linux support, 
> > 
> > I have no current plans to alter our treatment of Linux.  It is not now,
> > nor has it ever been, a supported platform.  We do build for it,
> > and some people are happy about that.
> Does this mean that a Linux version of Netscape will no longer be 
> available, or that it *will* be available but unsupported?

  It will be available as it has been in the past, which means unsupported.
That means that if you have a bug, and you try to call us for help,
we will not provide it.

> > I have not constructed a business case which would cause Netscape
> > to begin support for Linux versions of the Navigator.  Right now, I'm 
> > not sure that making a point of this would do what you want.
> That all depends on what you mean by "support".  If you mean "we will no 
> longer make Netscape available for the Linux platform", that's not 
> support.  If you mean "we will no longer respond to bug reports for 
> Netscape on this platform" then that's discontinuing support.

  We have never officially responded to bug reports on Linux.  We do not
take money for it for just this reason.  This does not mean that we will
not fix bugs that are reported via our feedback page.  It doesn't mean
we will fix them either...


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
jsw@netscape.com - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.