DevX Review of Mozilla Firebird
Wednesday June 4th, 2003
#35 Re: Re: Re: cracker - Re: Whatever
Friday June 6th, 2003 7:43 PM
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"'Because the project could use very little of the code from the original...'
"Call me wrong, but wasn't the *whole thing* rewritten?"
Not all of it. Stuff like NSPR <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/nspr/> and NSS <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/> didn't have to be rewritten (though they have evolved).
"And I'd say that just using Gecko wasn't why they couldn't use the existing code."
From what I understand, integrating Gecko with MozillaClassic would have been very difficult, if not impossible. That said, stuff like Netlib stuck around well into the New World but was still rewritten for other reasons <http://www.mozillazine.or…talkback.html?article=503> (they've since rewritten the cache part again <http://www.mozillazine.or…alkback.html?article=1867> ).