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Tuesday April 6th, 2004

jgraham writes: "Brendan Eich has written an interesting post to the netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey newsgroup outlining some of the plans being made to ensure that Mozilla technology remains useful and relevant in the future. Brendan sees Mozilla developing into an open cross-platform alternative to forthcoming Microsoft technologies such as XAML and is looking to collaborate with other open-source projects to make this happen." The GNOME project is mentioned explicitly. Brendan's message is part of a longer thread about the goals of mozilla.org.


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by napolj2

Wednesday April 7th, 2004 4:10 AM

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This is an interesting idea. If Gnome and Mozilla get integrated with each other, then we maybe could customize our desktop kind of like a webpage. And perhaps there could even be desktop extension xpi's to add in new features. Imagine all the power of bookmarklets and other Mozilla tools on your desktop, and as easy to customize as editing text files.

While we're on the topic of the desktop, I'm sure Sun's Project Looking Glass (<http://wwws.sun.com/software/looking_glass/>) will catch on in the coming years. Check out the demo or screenshots if you haven't seen it yet. It's a 3D desktop!