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Sunday December 22nd, 2002

David Hallowell writes: "Doug Turner has published a message to n.p.m.embedding about the Gecko Runtime Environment (GRE). The GRE will make life easier for people who want to embed Gecko as well as meaning apps like Phoenix, Mozilla and Thunderbird will be able to share common libraries, saving on disk space."

#1 Benefits of GRE?

by gregk

Sunday December 22nd, 2002 4:17 PM

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While the idea is interesting, is there really any good reason to do this on desktop operating systems? After all, disk space is hardly a constrained resource these days.

Doesn't the sharing of Mozilla libraries by different Gecko-based applications expose the user to a lot of problems with version mismatching between application and GRE?