Mozilla Foundation Holds Future Strategy Talks with GNOME Foundation

Monday April 26th, 2004

Slashdot is reporting that the Mozilla Foundation has held talks with the GNOME Foundation to discuss future collaboration. The minutes of the meeting, which took place via teleconference last Wednesday, reveal that the discussions covered the integration of Mozilla with GNOME, strategies to combat Microsoft Longhorn technologies (especially XAML), duplication of technology between the two projects and the default Linux browser. The meeting follows Brendan Eich's earlier comments about how the Mozilla project can move forward with GNOME. Exactly how closely the two projects will work together is still being debated. The Mozilla Foundation is keen to form an official alliance with GNOME, while founder of the Galeon and Epiphany GNOME browser projects Marco Pesenti Gritti is pushing for a full merger.

#16 Re: Please don't tie any Mozilla product to an

by DPJ <>

Tuesday April 27th, 2004 10:35 AM

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I did a series of tests and I found page load times to be practically identical between Firefox and Konqueror (measured on the basis of when the progress bars got to 100%). Konqueror had a slight edge on some sites (the BBC main page) whereas Firefox had an edge on others (, but the difference was no more than a second or so.

Where Konqueror does have definite speed benefits is in the initial start-up time, and also when the browser hasn't been used for awhile - if I haven't used Firefox for an extended period of time, maybe half an hour or more, switching to Firefox takes forever (it takes about as long to revive as it does to start). By contrast, Konqueror is live within a second or so. Switching to "stale" tabs also seems faster in Konqueror.