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.

#13 Re: Gah, so I also meant to say...

by bzbarsky

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 3:42 PM

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> BTW I was also sort of wondering whether Mozilla really has the architecture in place to hand off rendering


There are some thoughts on how to do it, but the hard part is to do it:

1) fast (this is rather important) 2) preferably without freezing the internal rendering objects

Of course #2 means that any such renderer would have to be recompiled for every mozilla release (and probably for every nightly, really), just like SVG is.