January 7, 2003

So I bet you want to know what I think about Safari? Kudos to jinglepants and gramps and the rest of the team.

What does it mean for Chimera? Well, we have the ability to be much more flexible simply because we don't answer to one man: Mr. Happy. Sure our UI isn't as polished or as sleek or as visibly stunning, but we've got potential as well. We're also a real open-source project, not just one that dumps its changes back at the 11th hour because we're mandated to. That means we get the help of everyone on the net not just in testing, but in development and feedback that is crucial to the success of the milestone releases.

We've come a long way in less than a year. Where do we go now? Now that the cat is out of the proverbial bag, we have a chance to openly evaluate what each browser brings to the table and ensure that we're going in the right direction. Then probably 1.0 after a couple months of polish, then back on the Mozilla trunk so we can pick up a lot of the cooler features that have gone in, as well as speedups (15% by bryner's latest numbers, and that's almost as much as we need to catch Safari).

2003 will be interesting, that's for sure.

Posted by pinkerton at January 7, 2003 4:58 PM