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.
#45 Re: Re: XUL vs XAML...
Wednesday April 7th, 2004 12:20 PM
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Amen. Also, XUL will be cross-platform. So if you chose to write your app in XAML you'll be (presumably) locked into a MS Windows only product, but if you write your app using XUL it can be deployed on *any* platform, including MS Windows.
The other great thing about both XML-UI languages is that they should, in theory, scale *down* very well also. Imagine running the same apps on your cell phone that you run on your desktop. Cool beans, eh? ;)