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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.


#4 Re:New NetLib Project Underway

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Sunday April 18th, 1999 4:58 AM

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To quote the page linked above:"Netlib is the fond name of the original networking library that has been with us since Navigator 1.0."