Updated Mac OS X Browser Comparison

Friday January 10th, 2003

Henri Sivonen writes: "With all this Safari hype going on, MozillaZine readers might be interested in how Chimera (and Mozilla) compare with it feature-wise. I've updated my Mac OS X browser comparison to cover the current OS X GUI browsers (excluding the experimental Phoenix and Beonex builds and wKiosk)."

#13 If people would only do a little research...

by marmoset

Saturday January 11th, 2003 10:28 AM

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...they'd find it's quite easy to find out why Apple went with KHTML instead of Gecko (from the mouths of some of the engineers involved.)


The code is _one tenth_ the size (in number of lines of code) (which nets immediate benefits in launch time, footprint, etc.)



the API is much more accessible to outside embeddors:


Going off on this because "the Apple zombies are just blinded by hype" doesn't do the Mozilla project any favors. Supporting efforts like API cleanup and architectural work (and maybe a slowdown on new feature requests) is much more productive than venting over perceived slights.

I use both Chimera _and_ Safari now, depending on mood, whim, and circumstance.