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

#48 Re: Re: Re: gnome registry

by jgraham

Wednesday April 7th, 2004 1:05 PM

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> We don't live in a black or white world. It is not "it is black or it isn't". There is gray.

Which is why you have too discuss things in technical terms wiithout making broad statements that don't allow for shades of grey. The correct question is not 'does Gnome have a (windows-style) registry?' but 'does the Gnome config system have any of the problems the windows registry has and where were the tradeoffs in the design?'. I don't know the answer to the second question but I do know the first question is useless.

>> All the google links put No.

>All no.

That's not what I said. But it doesn't really matter

> Though you didn't tell this to the comment #10 (you know why)

I thought about it but decided not to post before there had been any responses. I hoped everyone would let it go :-)

Anyway the point is this: what does Mozilla stand to gain from better integration with other open-source products and what do people stand too gain with Mozilla-like technology on their desktop? The answer, I hope, is 'a lot'.