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

#98 Re: Re: First thing first

by blindtrust

Sunday April 11th, 2004 2:52 AM

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don't get me wrong, I'm sure you're working hard on things I couldn't do and I appreciate it. The thing is that I couldn't notice improvements at a grade that promise to catch up to the "others" soon. There are 3% here and 6% there. But for the pages I use to test, Gecko/Mozilla takes about factor 3 to render.

And now you write about this (nice to read) vision on technology platform and something like a Mozilla desktop. This makes me fear man power will be tied on other places. But the nicer, faster and more easy the engine itself is, the more projects will be build on it. So having an attractive engine other people will use and spread it -> the Mozilla Project doesn't have to do it all itself.

And of course (thinking egoistic) browsing will be even more fun.