AOL 6.0 and Mozilla

Tuesday May 30th, 2000

We have two news items regarding AOL's latest software development efforts. The first, from, is a look at an unofficial, accidentally-released version of AOL's 6.0 software. What's interesting is not the new look of the AOL software, but rather a post in that article's forum. In it, the poster ("BUBKAII") claims that Gecko is the rendering engine behind the application itself, even though IE5 is still the browser inside the application! No kidding. Anyone else want to try downloading and testing this?

Next, Jedbro writes: "AOL has started on a new project called 'Gamera' that will put AOL on Linux and such 'Internet appliances' granting it the AOL Everywhere ability they are after. Interesting stuff, and most importantly... GECKO's the browser behind all this!! =) =)" You can read more at the Kenton Industries website.

#13 Re: Re: Re: Gee, I'm stunned...

by danielhill <>

Thursday June 1st, 2000 1:45 AM

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OK, maybe that was a dumb idea, but I really think in the interim, they should make some sort of "gateway" or translation server, that translates the old propietary stuff into some sort of XML or XUL that can be natively read by Gecko.

It would keep the size of the client down ...