Major Gecko Announcement!

Monday March 20th, 2000

Dave Hodder writes, "Yahoo has an article on Netscape 6, headed 'Netscape's Revolutionary Gecko Browser Technologies Adopted by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems'. It also mentions Gecko, XUL and AOL TV."

Most of the names on the list shouldn't be a surprise to most Mozilla followers. MozillaZine announced the Nokia/Intel Internet appliance months ago, and there are well known developers from RedHat, Sun, and IBM making major contributions to the codebase.

Interesting, however, is the quote from Mitchell Kertzman, President and CEO of Liberate Technologies. Mitchell states, "Netscape Gecko fits well as a key component of our software, helping us create a better interactive TV experience and resulting in greater success for AOL TV and other partners using the Liberate platform". It looks like Mozilla's reach is going beyond the desktop, beyond the "Internet Appliance" and into the set-top arena.

#28 Re: Re: Opera 4 and XML

by sacolcor

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 11:25 AM

You are replying to this message

Eventually, yes. The nature of Open Source projects is such that they tend to start slow and then snowball. If Opera's standard support is solid, then they'll have full CSS2 before Mozilla. Mozilla will lead in JavaScript support(1.5 to 1.3). Eventually, I expect that Mozilla will gain and maintain the lead, as a larger community of developers begins to contribute.