ActiveState to Build Cross-Platform IDE Using Mozilla Foundation!
Thursday May 25th, 2000
Mitchell Baker wrote in to tell us that ActiveState is also using Mozilla as foundation of its cross platform IDE "Komodo."
Again, this damn "Mozilla is a platform" meme keeps turning up, refusing to be squashed by the "Mozilla should only be a browser" naysayers (the same folks, mind you, who admit that Microsoft is turning IE into a platform as well). When a company like ActiveState throws its development muscle behind Mozilla as it has with this announcement, it proves that Mozilla is actually being recognized as a key to future cross-platform development.
The point of Mozilla was opening up the source code. What came out of it was in a way up to the community and the developers.
As it is, you can't have a "browser" first, because the browser depends on the core of the application working properly. When it's working properly, you will also have a development platform for cross-platform Internet-centric apps.