Jazilla Milestone 3 Released
Tuesday January 20th, 2004
Adam Hauner wrote in to tell us that Jazilla Milestone 3 was released late last year. The Jazilla project aims to rewrite Mozilla in Java, though most of the source files are not direct ports of their Mozilla equivalents and the application uses its own HTML renderer in place of Gecko. This latest release features a user-agent string in the HTTP request headers, error pages instead of error dialogues, better CSS rendering, XUL overlay support and some stability bug fixes. Adam writes: "M3 is able to display pages (near to plain HTML), but it's still slow to work and fast to eat memory and disk." He also sent a screenshot of Jazilla rendering Google, a screenshot of Jazilla rendering mozilla.org and a screenshot of Jazilla rendering MozillaZine.
#3 Why not Gecko?
Wednesday January 21st, 2004 1:48 AM
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I'm curious as to why this project is not using Gecko. There are hooks to allow Java to use Gecko, aren't there? I remember something about an interface project on Mozilla.org (Blackwood?). So why isn't this being used?