Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 22:36 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones The browser wars are well underway. Apple released a beta for Safari 4, Chrome 2.0 is in beta, Internet Explorer 8 has just been released, and Firefox 3.5 is almost here. Still, that isn't stopping the Mozilla team from looking ahead, beyond Firefox 3.5. They call it Firefox 3.6, but since that version number is likely to be bumped higher, they actually prefer the code name Namoroka, or the alternative name Firefox.next. A new roadmap for Namoroka has been published, and it details some interesting goals.
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TheIdiotThatIsMe
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2006-06-17

Firefox already fits quite well into a GTK desktop.


It does, until you try to use something like the global menu bar. Believe it or not, it's the main reason I use Epiphany instead of Firefox. If Firefox ever uses GTK (instead of XUL? whatever it is) for Linux, then I would go back to it, because it really is an amazing browser.

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Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

It does, until you try to use something like the global menu bar. Believe it or not, it's the main reason I use Epiphany instead of Firefox. If Firefox ever uses GTK (instead of XUL? whatever it is) for Linux, then I would go back to it, because it really is an amazing browser.


XUL is a Gecko-specific markup language used to build the interface of Firefox. The Linux implementation of XUL already uses GTK+ AFAIK. And a lot of extensions depend on XUL and it is because of it that they run on all supported platforms without (or minimal) changes as the Mozilla developers do all the heavy lifting in XUL to make it multi-platform compatible.

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