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Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Bill Stilwell writes, "Found this over at lwn.net daily - Netscape and ActiveState have announced a deal where they will cooperate on their development projects. ActiveState gets Javascript, while ActiveState will donate its Python and Perl work to the Mozilla project.

"JavaScript will join Perl and Python as supported languages in ActiveState's powerful Komodo integrated development environment. This will allow Web developers to edit, run and debug their JavaScript programs in a professional-class development tool fully oriented to the Web, while maintaining a close integration with the browser. In turn, Perl and Python will join JavaScript as programming languages in Mozilla, thereby making it easier for Open Source programmers to use the Mozilla framework, and giving Mozilla developers access to additional scripting technologies."


#3 Re: BAM!

by was

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 1:59 PM

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I think mainly what activestate is doing is building an IDE *from mozilla*:

From the press release: ActiveState is building a Perl, Python and JavaScript integrated development environment (IDE) called Komodo. Komodo will use the Mozilla application framework and thus will have the benefit of being cross-platform and fully supportive of Windows and Linux amongst others. The IDE will offer features familiar to users of any modern IDE such as a rich language-aware editor, an interactive debugger and an interactive shell. The Komodo IDE source code will be freely available and will leverage Internet standards such as XML, CSS, RDF, FTP, WebDAV, and HTTP. This will make it easy for users to extend the IDE as well as learn how a complex Mozilla application is built.