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Announcement   Announcement : 3610 USD for First Programmer to Port Mozilla to AmigaOS
   posted by DiscreetFX on 19-May-2003 20:51:38 (5439 reads)
Looking to make a $1000, port this app and I will pay you. If the dead BeOs can have a port so can Amiga OS, spread the word.

Best regards

Bill Panagouleas
DiscreetFX
Founder/CEO
bill@discreetfx.com
www.discreetfx.com

Update: The money pot has increased to 3610 dollar.
    

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catohagen 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 21:53:45
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oh, good initiative...i would have no problem
donating 50-100$ for a mozilla port :)

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Kay 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 21:56:38
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Now, that's dedication...

Kay

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Anonymous 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 22:07:09
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Good luck to whoever start the project. There has been lots of talk, maybe now something will actually happen.

 
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trgse 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 22:09:29
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From: tellus

nice initiative...


better go and look at how far I got with the moz port, before I dropped it due to safari

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Radfoo 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 22:43:03
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From: Derbyshire, Great Britain!

Maybe we could start a fund to add to the prize?!

$1000 is a good start but it would probably be shared among a number of developers.

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Troels 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 23:00:47
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If we'ere talking about an OS4 version and a fund will be set up I will gladly donate $75 (It's not much but a little help :).

Regards
Troels

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corwin 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 19-May-2003 23:36:28
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if you look at the amiga.org archives, DaveP already had a working Mozilla port for 3.9 that he left aside because nobody seemed interested in helping him keeping the project alive. If I were DiscreetFX, I would contact him.

http://www.amiga.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6928&forum=2

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herewegoagain 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 0:13:07
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Quote:
if you look at the amiga.org archives, DaveP already had a working Mozilla port for 3.9 that he left aside because nobody seemed interested in helping him keeping the project alive. If I were DiscreetFX, I would contact him.


Hmmm.... Good memory there... I forgot that he had done that...

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DiscreetFX 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 0:55:43
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I have now increased my offer. I will now give $2000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS.

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tonyw 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 1:49:26
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From: Sydney (of course)

I would suggest that you have no idea how much work is involved.

In my opinion, an amount of more like $50,000 would be more appropriate.

tony

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Troels 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 1:55:54
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No one have said the programmers should quit their jobs and concentrate all their time and energy on the porting.

It's just a nice bonus (and incentice to get started) for people interested in doing the job anyway. Efforts have allready been made before, a long time ago.

If we could have a fund with say 4K in it that would be a nice bonus .

And it's not like they would be doing the job for Bill, it would be for the Amiga, for the comunity!

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DiscreetFX 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 2:05:01
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From: Chicago, IL

First draft of AmiZilla Website up and $2000 already in the pot. Donate to amizillafund@discreetfx.com

Keep the Dream Alive.

http://www.discreetfx.com/AmiZilla.html

Best regards

Bill Panagouleas
Founder/CEO
DiscreetFX
www.discreetfx.com/AmiZilla.html

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elektro_O 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 2:07:42
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From: #amiga.org @ irc.synirc.net

Would firebird be any easier to port?

(to AW: why arent links working?)

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DiscreetFX 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 2:58:07
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From: Chicago, IL

Try again, links work fine for everyone else.

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trgse 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 3:07:29
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From: tellus

@corwin
hmm... if I had known that I would have been more
than willing to help him with that.

of course depending on what he would need help with and so on.

sheesh why does one hear about such things too late



and as someone said money ain't the problem, hopefully some (it ain't a one man show in my opinion) will jump on this.

there is some trouble with the way mozilla is currently evolving so the best bet would be to port the 1.0 branch first (it's stable, but evolving and bla bla bla)

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Anonymous 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 4:17:25
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I *KNEW* and was afraid it was going to be called "Amizilla" ... maybe just keep it Mozilla, please

 
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AmigaHeretic 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 7:01:39
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From: Oregon

//mozilla beta 0.02
#include <iostream.h>

int main()
{
cout << "Welcome to Mozilla Beta 0.02." << endl;

return 0;
}


Let me know where I should send the .exe and I'll forward my paypal account info so you can start the transfer.

AmigaGuy

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DiscreetFX 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 7:08:52
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From: Chicago, IL

The pot is now @ $2211.

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Anonymous 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 9:21:54
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Why just offer the cash to someone porting Mozilla? Why not just say "The first person to get a browser with GOOD support for DHTML, XHTML, CSS, and Flash". That way you are giving the IBrowse, AWeb and Voyager teams an incentive.

 
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ikir 
Re: $1000 to the first person who ports Mozilla to Amiga OS
Posted on 20-May-2003 9:59:07
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Great idea!

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