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.

#31 Sigh...

by grahams

Monday March 11th, 2002 6:34 PM

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Again, you miss the point. Gecko has been stable for some time now. Mozilla is a Browser SUITE and a Application Framework. Part of that framework is Gecko, and it has been embedable for years now (and as I work at a company that has been embedding gecko for years now in a shipping product, I can personally attest to this).

And who cares if AOL\'s 30 million users agree with me. The users aren\'t making the decision, AOL\'s management is... The 30 million users don\'t have any voice in the matter, nor (on average) would they even be technical enough to know what the hell we are talking about.