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

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by galio

Wednesday April 7th, 2004 8:38 AM

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1) So does KDE (Novell/SuSE, Mandrake, Lindows...) and has more market share among desktops. 2) Yes, but it can have KDE integration, Qt#. 3) True 4) There are also perfect Qt apps 5) That's your personal opinion. Technically, Gnome is much more bloated than KDE. KDE is a lot more itegrated and organized (kparts, DCOP, kio...) 6) And Gnome has Epiphany, that although it is a Gecko-based browser, isn't Mozilla.

I found reasonable starting with Gnome, but I think that it also will be good -perhaps not just know- to put in contact with KDE people about XUL in KDE and all that. This way, we would be stronger to battle Longhorn... There have always been flame wars between KDE and Gnome, but with Microsoft as an "enemy", I think they are more allies than enemies.