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

#71 Re: Re: Re: I agree with this 100%

by thunderbird

Thursday April 8th, 2004 7:00 AM

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Thats what I was talking about :) I am aware that it is easy to bind things like python to make use of xpcom, but not to use as a general scripting language in the same way that java script is used. If we could bind python/php/perl etc into mozilla itself for use with XUL/HTML, etc. in the same way javascript is used to make web applications cooler on the user side :) then will definatly have a killer app. Then all we need to do is create a server side thing to rival ASP.NET and create a CRL for the mozilla framework too :)

What I am attempted barely even scratches the surface of what *can* be done with the huge mozilla framework if wrapped to into a nice easy API (and made totally language independant -> all you would need is a compiler to convert it to the necessary byte codes, as well as the ability to link it to *native* applications) to rival both Java and .NET!