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NGLayout Engine To Be In Communicator 5.0

Monday October 26th, 1998

NGLayout will be the layout engine for Communicator 5.0. Expect the news to appear on the mozilla.org site soon.


#7 Re:NGLayout Engine To Be In Communicator 5.0

by Alex Chudnovsky <b9678050@wlv.ac.uk>

Tuesday October 27th, 1998 2:25 PM

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hi all.

I used to try out NGlayout on Win32 (yes, yes), a few days ago. It's nice, but although seemed to be large (huge), perhaps debug build. Although that's might be OK for browser, but I guess we should forget to inherit it into apps. However, what really borthers me is that it seems source code is being hacked by Netscape guys most of time, while it apperead for me that other developers do not take part!!! Taking part as developer for me not bug reports. I looked a few times at full list of changes into code, and most of time it was done by Netscape again.

It appeared for me that whole strategy of Netscape to get people work on code failed, or maybe i am wrong?

I personally would like to change few things, but alas i consider code too buggy and me having little time to sink in bugs. I want add _features_, not browse in bugs. When codebase will be in release state then i would join with pleasure! I guess i am not alone with such thoughts.

your replies are welcome :)

Alex