Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas

Thursday October 18th, 2001

AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.

#27 Re: Newsgroup post I can't find anymore

by AlexBishop <>

Friday October 19th, 2001 12:34 PM

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I did a search on Google Groups for recent messages containing "AOL" and "Gecko" to see if I could track down that post but I couldn't. I found lots of speculation from many people, including Netscape developers, saying that AOL was "considering" deploying Gecko in its main client (but that's public knowledge anyway) and also speculation that AOL had produced test builds that used Gecko (I don't doubt that for a second - why else would they develop Project Komodo?). But no conclusive proof that AOL is definitely planning a Gecko-based client. Personally, I suspect they plan to switch but haven't decided when to yet. The feedback from the CompuServe beta could be critical in their decision.