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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.


#68 I agree with this 100%

by thunderbird

Thursday April 8th, 2004 4:25 AM

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I am building a new software catalogue app, I have had a look at all the options available to me and am going to settle with Mozilla and GTKMM. I have spent countless hours thinking about how to deliver a decent app that could be taken apart and used to build a completely different one. So what I am going to end up doing is creating a core for my software catalogue built on top of GTK (GTKMM) and Mozilla gecko, for scripting I will eventually bind Python to it, this is not going to be your regular python though as it will have no access to any of the python libraries, it will only be able to use stuff within the app itself. But with the use of Javascript, python XUL and c++, I should hopefully be able to develop something special :)

The reason I chose gecko is because it is a platform to build on that is not affected by different operating systems :) so we can therefore build plugins to make it work on JDS, Gentoo (I use JDS on my laptop and Gentoo on my desktop) and any other *nix, windows based system out there :)

So yeah I am sure you can see why I agree with Brendan Eich!