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.

#48 Just what is Netscape 6?

by Mike_S <>

Thursday March 23rd, 2000 10:47 PM

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I was talking about Netscape 6 and Mozilla at another forum when someone posted a message saying that Netscape 6 has no relation to "the failed open source Mozilla project" aside from Gecko. (note: I don't share that foolish quoted opinion)

They claimed Netscape 6 was being kept a secret. Now, from what I understand a great deal of Mozilla was/is being done by Netscape engineers and I find it difficult to beleive that they'd be working on two code bases simultaniously.

Since I don't follow the project as closely as many of you do could you please clarify what Netscape 6 is exactly?

Is it a Netscape branded and styleized Mozilla or something completely different using Gecko?

Mike S.