Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Bill Stilwell writes, "Found this over at 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."

#5 Re: What is this?

by was

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 2:36 PM

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Read the press release!


"As part of this process we expect to make several contributions to the Mozilla code base, especially in the area of cross-language communication and extending the XPCOM component model," said Dr. David Ascher, Senior Developer and Project Lead, ActiveState. "By providing bridges between Perl and Python and the Mozilla framework, we are giving the Perl and Python Open Source projects deep access to the power of Mozilla."

Basically, it sounds like activestate will be doing all the gruntwork of making mozilla fully scriptable from perl and python. Fun stuff!

And if you want to indulge in some really crazy thoughts, remember that the current perl "pumpking", Gurusamy Sarathy, works for active state. Maybe mozilla will end up embeded in perl! ;-)