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Full Article Attached Mozilla Looking to Forge Alliances with GNOME and Other Open Source Projects to Combat Longhorn

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.


#28 Re: gnome registry

by jgraham

Wednesday April 7th, 2004 8:26 AM

You are replying to this message

> Gnome does have a Windows-like registry (though not exactly).

So either it does or it doesn't. All the google links put 'registry' in quotation marks because although they're using a familiar term it doesn't quite apply. I mean you could call prefs.js a 'registry' because it holds configuration data which is organised into a tree-like structure (though not in the file itself) and may contain data from multiple installed applications.

Conclusion: argue based on technical specifics rather than based on the use of taboo words.

However this isn't the place for Gnome v KDE flamewars. If Mozilla people can work with Gnome people to create something that s better then either Mozilla or Gnome s today then that's A Good Thing and will probably be useful regardless of which (if either!) desktop environment you prefer.