A MozillaZine Reader's Ideas on

Saturday March 6th, 1999

Eric Murphy, a regular contributor of news items and forum posts has an article up at regarding a Linux/NGLayout/XUL convergence. You can check it out here.

#5 Re:A MozillaZine Reader's Ideas on

by Waldo

Sunday March 7th, 1999 4:09 PM

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Hmmm. I'm by no means a tech guy or anything, but my initial reactions are (1) didn't 1.0 of GNOME just come out like this week? And you're talking about overhauling the GUI again? (2) Mozilla itself isn't even DONE yet-- in fact, completion is still a ways off, and it's proving to be a massive, slow-moving project on its own-- so this idea seems premature, (3) there's enough flaming and arguing over GUI/DE Linux standards between KDE/GNOME, and (4) For clarity, I like the idea of keeping the browser seperate from the UI.

This reminds me a bit of when people were saying "Let's make a MozillaOS" a year ago...

It's nice that we have these cross platform tools and stuff, but I dunno, from looking at it looks like GTK is slowly becoming the Linux standard... What would be the real benefits (vs the costs) of doing something like this? Niave question but, wouldn't it be as easy for programmers just do use XUL for their individual applications?

What do other people think?