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

#77 First thing first

by blindtrust

Thursday April 8th, 2004 11:25 AM

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Yes, Mozilla should join forces with other projects. To grow and to avoid doing things twice.

But should we really build this efforts on a fat, baroque kernel whose performance isn't the best? Shouldn't Apples favoritism of KHTML be counted as a shot across the bows? I don't vote for using KHTML, but for doing step one before doing step two. And step one should be redoing Gecko to get a competitive engine. Small and manageable are clearly not the last criterias when choosing a kernel to build on.