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.

#3 Re: Need help? Do it yourself

by lacostej <>

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 12:42 AM

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I was disapointed to see no mention of Composer in the presentation. Daniel is doing a good job with nvu! I believe composing to be an important part of browser acceptance. It makes users eat their own food.

<OT> Brendan, I see that the browser is resized when playing the presentation. Do you use a 1024x768 desktop to display it, or do you combine this with another trick to get better display integration when using a projector? </OT>