Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Apr 2011 21:14 UTC
Internet & Networking "Camino - the Gecko-based browser with a native Cocoa user interface - is considering switching its underlying rendering engine to WebKit. Developer Stuart Morgan announced the proposed change this week after Mozilla effectively put an end to the project that supported embedding Gecko into other software. While the team is still putting the finishing touches on a long overdue 2.1 update, which would finally bring rendering parity with Firefox 3.6, the small group is looking to recruit help to make the transition happen."
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RE[2]: April 1st
by dacresni on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE: April 1st"
dacresni
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2009-08-26

but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?

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RE[3]: April 1st
by kaiwai on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: April 1st"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Hang on, you have a iMac over 5 years old and you expect all and sundry to bend over backwards to support you and your out of date computer? colour me confused but why should they support you?

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RE[4]: April 1st
by 0brad0 on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 03:03 in reply to "RE[3]: April 1st"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Hang on, you have a iMac over 5 years old and you expect all and sundry to bend over backwards to support you and your out of date computer? colour me confused but why should they support you?


This is one such problem with relying on closed source operating systems and software.

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RE[4]: April 1st
by chekr on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 06:07 in reply to "RE[3]: April 1st"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

"but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Hang on, you have a iMac over 5 years old and you expect all and sundry to bend over backwards to support you and your out of date computer? colour me confused but why should they support you?
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Well his/her machine obviously still serves its purpose...so what if it is five years old?

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RE[4]: April 1st
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 06:43 in reply to "RE[3]: April 1st"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Hang on, you have a iMac over 5 years old and you expect all and sundry to bend over backwards to support you and your out of date computer? colour me confused but why should they support you?
"

A 5 year old machine is out of date? So much for the Mac lasts longer bullshit, I suppose.

Funny. I have a Pentium 4 machine from 2002 serving as my media centre, running Windows 7. It does full HD without a hitch.

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RE[3]: April 1st
by 0brad0 on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 03:00 in reply to "RE[2]: April 1st"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Huh? I'm using Firefox 3.6 / 4 on such a system. Those are not up to date enough?

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RE[4]: April 1st
by 0brad0 on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 03:29 in reply to "RE[3]: April 1st"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Huh? I'm using Firefox 3.6 / 4 on such a system. Those are not up to date enough?
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There is also Safari 5 and Opera 10.6. All of these are "up to date" browsers.

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RE[4]: April 1st
by tyrione on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 01:21 in reply to "RE[3]: April 1st"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"but what will I run on my imac g5? its 2.0Ghz and no up to date browser in sight! What is the point of the gecko rendering engine if nothing can be built around it?


Huh? I'm using Firefox 3.6 / 4 on such a system. Those are not up to date enough?
"

I'm not understanding either how come they aren't running Safari latest on his PPC box. Hell, I'm running WebKit Nightly on my PPC PowerBook G4 15 right now.

What I don't get is the new Javascript Engine for it, and WebGL for sure is not working.

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