New NetLib Project Underway

Sunday April 18th, 1999

A new Mozilla project is underway. Codenamed 'Necko', its aim is a complete overhaul of the current NetLib code, with special attention paid towards footprint, maintainability, and performance.

From the Necko page: "...the netlib kernel serves ... to act as an efficient data pipe between multiple physical transports (ie. file system, network, etc.) and a standardized stream abstraction which protocol handlers consume."

The new design will allow for customizability, platform specific substitutions for best performance, and quantitative analysis of performance.

There are a number of ways to get involved, from general feedback to standalone tests to performance optimizations and platform-specific work. They're also interested in handling Telnet via the new XUL interface, which would be a great addition to Mozilla.

#13 Re:New NetLib Project Underway

by Rupert <>

Wednesday April 21st, 1999 1:23 AM

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Mozilla needs this badly; from the users perspective NS4.x has certain annoying tendencies like coming up with erroneous error messages when fetching pages. Something that allows us to log HTTP activity would be great for site building :-)