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RE: NVU, child of Mozilla Composer (Windows & Linux)

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 17:29:18 +1000
To: "Matt May" <mcmay@w3.org>, <sdale@stevendale.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBEELHGLAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt May
>
> On Jun 23, 2004, at 2:39 PM, Steven Dale wrote:
> > Looks like there is no interest based upon the brief responses. :(
>
> There is interest among the Nvu developers. Fortunately, it comes from
> the lead developer.
>
> Nvu is funded (at least in part) by Lindows, whose CTO responded to
> Geoff. But it's developed by Disruptive Innovations, and I have a
> promise from the lead developer that he will attend an upcoming
> Authoring Tools WG face-to-face meeting. So all hope is not lost. There
> is plenty of time to get accessibility-related fixes into Nvu, and more
> opportunities for incremental improvements than we often get in the
> typical 18-month development cycle for shrinkwrapped software.
>
> -
> m

That's great news.  Chaals also pointed out a supportive WAI developer on
the project.  It kind of makes sense as the spirit of Mozilla seems to be
very much focused on the benefit and support of web standards.

It's just good to raise these issues early, because if they leave their
rendering engine architecture as is, without any thought in this direction,
it can be harder and harder to fix as development enhancements happen.

Anyway, just coming to an ATAG face to face shows a real concern to address
issues and produce a quality development tool.

Geoff
Received on Thursday, 24 June 2004 03:39:23 UTC

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