RaptorCanvas Project Picked Up By Sun
Wednesday July 7th, 1999
Edward J. Burns of Sun has some good news on the RaptorCanvas project (embedding Gecko in Java).
Edward writes, "On April 25th, it was reported here that Kirk Baker successfully embedded the raptor layout system into a Java Application and called it RaptorCanvas. Today, I am happy to report that Kirk and Ian are collaborating with a team in the Java Software organization from Sun Microsystems to contribute this work to mozilla.org. The team at Sun is a part of the Netscape-Sun alliance and is working on the RaptorCanvas project and other projects aimed at more smoothly integrating the Java platform with mozilla. At present, no schedule information is available, but Sun and Netscape are in talks to explore exactly how and where to make the work available. The current plan is to make the core RaptorCanvas code available under the NPL."
#17 RaptorCanvas Project Picked Up By Sun
Friday July 9th, 1999 11:52 AM
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Who is saying it will be a Linux distro? The press releases says that it will use the Linux KERNEL. It doesn't say anything about using any other parts, including system libraries, shells, Unix utilities, init etc.
It won't have to look like Linux at all. But it still has the possibility of combining it with Linux for those who wants to run Linux apps alongside Amiga apps.
But it's the hardware platform that's most interesting... I'm getting really curious about it now.
Btw., this also means that Linux will run on their new hardware platform from day one, which is good if their hardware platform turns out to be as exciting as they claim :)