Necko Status

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."

#4 Re:Necko Status

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Monday July 5th, 1999 6:21 PM

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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.