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.

#28 Re: Noooooooo! Please, noooooo!

by aardvark

Tuesday April 27th, 2004 7:43 PM

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GTK on Linux is a lot nicer than GTK on Windows. GNOME is extremely usable if you use it in its native environment. In fact, many people (including me) find it much more intuitive and visually pleasing than Windows. Evaluating GTK apps run on Windows is like evaluating Windows apps run on Linux. It can be done, but it's not pretty.