[FoRK] Google Maps

Luis Villa luis.villa at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 14:29:03 PST 2005


I'm glad to see it is still being developed- I like firefox, but
eventually the insistence on cross-platform UI is going to be a huge
anchor around their neck, usability-wise.

Luis

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:19:40 -0500, Jeffrey Kay <jeff at k2.com> wrote:
> FWIW I just downloaded the latest version of Camino (0.8.2) and it's
> MUCH better than 0.7.  I've been using it all day today and I think I'm
> pretty much sold on it.  It's better looking than Firefox and better
> overall than Safari.  Google Maps surfaced a bug with dragging
> (north/south dragging is reversed) -- I notified the Camino folks and
> got an e-mail back a couple of hours later indicating that they fixed
> it today in 0.8.3.
> 
> -- jeff
> 
> On Feb 8, 2005, at 1:45 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Luis Villa wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 09:57:40 -0500, Jeffrey Kay <jeff at k2.com> wrote:
> >>> Very cool.  Not much more to say than that -- maps.google.com.
> >>> Unfortunately it doesn't yet work on Safari for Mac, but it works
> >>> fine
> >>> on Firefox.  (Now if Firefox would only work properly on Mac ...).
> >>
> >> <rant>
> >> Basing Safari on KHTML and not Gecko was the worst software decision
> >> Apple has made since OS/X was released, for their users (because khtml
> >> will never be as standards-compliant as gecko, leading to problems
> >> like this), for their developerment (gecko/firefox has multiple paid
> >> staff pushing it forward; khtml has none), and for their perceived
> >> market share (gecko/firefox has in a space of months captured more
> >> market share than Safari has in years.)
> >> </rant>
> >
> > Basing Safari on Konqueror and not Mozilla is so deeply stupid and
> > inbred that it blows my mind.  I have stopped making a serious effort
> > to have my web pages look good in Safari, at least when I have a
> > choice about it, because that would make me an enabler.
> >
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