Full Article Attached Jan Varga's Root Interview in English

Monday November 17th, 2003

Earlier this month, Mozilla and ex-Netscape developer Jan Varga was interviewed in Czech/Slovak by the Czech Linux and open source site Root. Now, with the kind permission of Root and Jan, MozillaZine is pleased to present a full English translation of this interview.

Thanks to everybody who worked hard to make this translation possible, including Pavel Franc, Adam Hauner, Jan and Root.

#6 RE: RE: deCOMtamination

by napolj2

Tuesday November 18th, 2003 6:17 AM

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Thanks, Mlefevre. That cleared a few things up. So XPCOM is similar to MSCOM but crossplatform and opensource. Most of my coding experience is with numerical computing (Fortran 95, C++), so keeping straight all these acronyms for all these different technologies is giving me a headache.

So the benefits of deCOMtaminating the Gecko core would be to make the GRE as small and fast as possible. Yet leaving XPCOM in makes it easier for people to extend Gecko (since they might already have written their code in other languages). Is this right?

And MSCOM, XPCOM, UNO (<>), .NET's CLI, CORBA, and Java RMI are all basically just different ways of getting different objects and/or languages to communicate with each other?