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QT Mozilla Port Checked In

Friday August 20th, 1999

The initial work on the QT toolkit port of mozilla has been checked in. No screenshots yet, but this is a good first step. As you may recall, work was done porting to QT with the classic Mozilla code, but this work utilizes Gecko and the new codebase.

Thanks to Steve Morrison (from our chromeZone) and arielb for the news.


#1 QT Mozilla Port Checked In

by Anon

Friday August 20th, 1999 10:42 AM

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And what about Motif ??

We need Motif on those platforms where GTK+ does not work properly yet...

#6 QT Mozilla Port Checked In

by Anon

Friday August 20th, 1999 12:32 PM

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There is old code in the tree to support Motif. It has undergone bitrot, but you could help bring it to life if you really needed it. Patches are good.

#7 QT Mozilla Port Checked In

by Anon

Saturday August 21st, 1999 5:46 PM

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I think that Qt can replace GTK+ in these cases, as AFAIK Qt is well tested in a lot of platforms.

Only problem I can see is interoperability with other apps, e.g. drag and drop, as older Motif applications do not seem to have a standard way of doing it.

#2 Mozilla as replacement for konqueror in KDE?

by Anon

Friday August 20th, 1999 10:54 AM

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Will it be possible to replace the browser in kfm with a mozilla component? I hear the gnome team is working on making mozilla a bonobo object -- will there be any similar effort from the KDE developers?

#3 Mozilla as replacement for konqueror in KDE?

by sj12fn <sj12fn@excite.com>

Friday August 20th, 1999 11:50 AM

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I hope.

#4 Mozilla as replacement for konqueror in KDE?

by sj12fn <sj12fn@excite.com>

Friday August 20th, 1999 11:55 AM

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I just found a problem with that though. Apprunner doesn't work yet and that's the only one with file management built in.

#5 Mozilla as replacement for konqueror in KDE?

by Anon

Friday August 20th, 1999 12:05 PM

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Every few months, a group of developers looking for something to do will bring up the topic of making mozilla a KOM/OP component. As of yet, I have not seen any code produced on this. I imagine as mozilla gets somewhat stable, that somebody will eventually stop talking and just do it.

Note that none of the core KDE developers are interested in doing so. Our own khtml library and the konqueror html component will be quite complete when finished.