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New NGLayout Build Online!

Monday September 21st, 1998

Two new NGLayout builds (standard and debug) are online for Win32 systems. These are dated September 20th (the last was September 10th).

To get there click on fetchBuilds at right.

Just a quick note: I downloaded the standard build and ran it, chose Javascript Console from the Tools menu, and my machine froze mightily. So don't say you haven't been warned!


#6 Re:New NGLayout Build Online!

by Angus Davis <angus@netscape.com>

Thursday September 24th, 1998 12:23 PM

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I just wanted to chime in on the "What's the difference between NGLayout and Mozilla?" question. Mozilla is a browser with all sorts of browser stuff like bookmarks, etc. NGLayout is a layout engine. NGLayout is not really an "upgrade" to Mariner (the old layout engine work) per se, because in the future, the way a browser will be built is around and atop the NGLayout framework. So, in many ways, it's more than an upgrade or a simple new layout engine ... it's the foundation for future versions of Mozilla.

And yes, it's pretty darn fast! I'd personally prefer to see Opera speed comparisons rather than IE.

If you want to help in this effort, please visit the NGLayout site on Mozilla.org at: <http://www.mozilla.org/nglayout/>

Soon the builds will be pushed regularly to <ftp://ftp.mozilla.org.>... soon, I promise :-)