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.

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

by AlexBishop <>

Tuesday April 27th, 2004 12:56 PM

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"Right now Mozilla looks more like a GTK app but it doesn't actually integrate at all well - the file picker is a GTK-style file picker but it's part of Mozilla, unlike in Windows where Mozilla uses the native filepicker."

The only reason for that is because, prior to GNOME 2.6, the GTK filepicker sucked like a tornado.