Thursday July 1st, 1999
Necko, the new netlib module, is making it in the builds. At this point, it can only be enabled via an environment variable at build time (NECKO=1 on Windows, the --enable-necko configure flag in Linux). This only works for Linux and Windows; Mac is coming soon.
Necko, according to its webpage, is "... tailored toward a component-based client and is well suited to an open source environment where individuals can contribute new custom functionality to augment the core kernel implementation." Also, "...the pluggable nature of this architecture allows for custom (platform dependent) implementations to be substituted for the XP reference implementations provided within the netlib kernel."
When will Necko be the "default" netlib module ?? One week, two weeks, one month, ((one year)) ??
From reading netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey, the plan is that necko is the default 'as close to the start of M9 as possible' which translates into approx. two weeks (plus/minus depending on how well things proceed.
I wonder what the combination of Necko and Gecko will achieve in terms of speed.
Your ponderings are pretty close to mine - I'm curious to know how much of a size difference there is to Necko versus netlib, and how that will translate in browser speed in Gecko.
Did you know that Necko Wafers are the oldest product in the US?
#6 Re:Necko Status
Wednesday July 7th, 1999 10:17 AM
Anon, I first saw Necko wafer packages at my college's bookstore during my freshman year in '93 - Until then, I never knew they existed. I noticed the old fashioned styled label and wrapping on them, making me wonder if they were made to look like that or if they've just been sitting there for years. (I knew how bad the campus bookstore was with stock rotation! =)
"I knew how bad the campus bookstore was with stock rotation! =)"
Did they have milk cartons with the Lindenburg Baby on them? ;)
#8 Re:Necko Status
Wednesday July 7th, 1999 2:16 PM
"Did they have milk cartons with the Lindenburg Baby on them? ;)"
*LOL* Pretty close to it. They sold mostly theological book titles and didn't worry much about shipping in new stuff. The campus joke about buying books was that you had 3 options: 1)Hardcover, 2)softcover, and 3)stone tablets.