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Raptor Engine Successfully Embedded in Java!

Sunday April 25th, 1999

From Edwin Woudt and arielb comes cool news! A gentleman named Kirk Baker has successfully embedded the Gecko layout engine in Java. Click here for details.


#5 Let's embed Gecko into the core Java JDK!

by Brad Neuberg <bkn3@columbia.edu>

Monday April 26th, 1999 9:00 PM

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It looks like Gecko will exist on a huge number of platforms (Win32, Unix/Linux/Solaris, Mac, Amiga, etc.). If Gecko is on so many different platforms, why don't we just embed it into the standard JDK as a basic JDK service? Just as Microsoft wants to integrate the browser into the OS, why don't we just integrate Gecko into the java 'platform'? This would mean that we won't need to distribute DLLs, linked libraries, etc. for each platform if we want to use Gecko, while we would get the speed of having a native browser in our java programs. Send me email if you are interested in this. We could probably use the Sun community process to define this.

Thanks, Brad Neuberg VP of Technology, <a href="<http://www.basesystem.com>">BaseSystem Inc.</a> <a href="<http://www.openportal.org>">OpenPortal</a>, where websites become discussions, and discussions become websites.