AOL Moving to Gecko

Monday March 11th, 2002

Newsforge, and others are reporting that the AOL client will use Gecko, starting with the next major release, 8.0. Along with that, the story talked about AOL's departure from any server platform that isn't linux, and AOL's plans to release a standalone linux client (there aren't any).

This has long been the rumor, and many felt until AOL started using Gecko, it would be hard to get sites to stop using proprietary IE code. This may be the kick in the pants that's needed to help get major sites to allow non-Microsoft browsers access to all of their content.

#28 ok

by pbreit

Monday March 11th, 2002 6:04 PM

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That's all fine and well but the only party responsible for defining the objective is Mozilla itself and by defining it as a sweet instead of a browser, they practically killed it. They are a minimum of 1 year, if not 2 years, late with a 1.0 release. The browser wars are over for the most part. And the only useful portion of the development (assuming the AOL news is accurate) is gecko.

I'm a lot less predictable than the mozilla cheerleaders, imo.