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.

#9 Re:New NetLib Project Underway

by SomeSmartAss <>

Tuesday April 20th, 1999 7:36 AM

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Necko! with a K; as in "Networked Gecko"

It's the name of the damned project.

And quite frankly, as long as I don't get "Money Saving Coupons" at the end of my print-outs, I realy don't care who wants to put their weight behind Mozilla.