De release van de eerste Netscape 5.0 beta is met 2 maanden vertraagd. De beta staat nu gepland voor februari, met de eigenlijk release van Netscape 5.0 6 tot 12 maanden later :
An alpha preview of the product code named "Seamonkey" by Mozilla will be available for download on December 15, officials at Mozilla stated. The actual beta is not expected to release until sometime in February. After that release, it could be anywhere from 6 months to a year before it becomes final. The Mozilla browser will be available sometime after it enters beta, however, the branded version for Netscape will require a few more months.
Delays are mostly due to Mozilla completely rewriting the engine, named "Gecko" or "NGLayout". This engine has been written from the ground up, completely from scratch. Originally, code writers expected to use various parts of the old code to make developement faster and to keep its schedule, but they discovered that this was not possible late this summer. Delays were also caused by new features involving the user interface of the browser.
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