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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.


#89 Re: Re: First thing first

by blindtrust

Friday April 9th, 2004 9:37 AM

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Brendan,

I understand that there's not single criteria for "best" and therefore no best engine. And my reason for being a Mozilla hacker isn't because I think Gecko is not good. But I also see, with Apple's decision as an example, that lean and clear are aspects that are considered when deciding for one or another engine. And with more straightforward code Gecko could also catch up in speed with KHTML or Opera. Both are behind in standards compliance now - but if we rest on our laurels they're good and fast and that was it.

And yes, I know how good Mozilla competes in <http://64.236.153.13/page-loader/loader.pl>, but performance falls behind the competitors when it comes on big files, especially if they consist of tables.

Martin