Slides from Brendan Eich's Mozilla Futures Talk at Developer Day Now Available

Monday March 1st, 2004

Last Friday saw the first Mountain View Mozilla Developer Day since the formation of the Mozilla Foundation. The Foundation's press release about the event gives an overview of the talks that took place and James "Kovu" Russell has posted a review of some of the presentations.

The slides from Brendan Eich's Mozilla Futures session are the first be available online. In the presentation, the Mozilla Foundation's Chief Architect outlined Mozilla's strengths and weaknesses and described a future strategy plan. Proposals include accelerating work on integrating SVG, implementing support for more scripting and programming languages (such as JavaScript 2, Python and Perl 5), creating a XUL builder plug-in for the Eclipse platform, improving native widget and desktop integration and setting up a new site with programmer documentation. Collaboration with Opera and Apple to advance Web standards was also floated and several possible end-user innovations were discussed.

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by Racer

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 11:36 AM

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I too am exited of the prospect of an open-source 2D graphics language based on XML. I am really tired of having to resort to Flash (because its proprietary) or Java (because it seems like overkill), when something like SVG would fit the bill perfectly. Add to that the fact that SVG based interfaces might even be able to generated on the fly and could run on any Mozilla-friendly OS without the previously mentioned plugins.