Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has already done a lot to clean up the user interface of its successful web browser, but it would seem they're not yet done. As someone who finds the current interface a little... Chaotic and distracting, I'm quite happy with the changes they're currently proposing. They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".
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It's time
by neticspace on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 05:27 UTC
neticspace
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2009-06-09

It's time for Firefox to ditch Gecko and welcome WebKit for its layout engine. I don't think Firefox developers would bring the full potentials of Gecko to the future Firefox releases.

What can I say? I think Mozilla should make a brand new Gecko-based browser that is intact from Firefox codes.

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RE: It's time
by shmerl on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 05:45 in reply to "It's time"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

What for? Gecko is innovative in its own right. And Mozilla's JavaScript VM is a state of art, and it continues to improve. It's time for someone to realize that not only WebKit is supposed to be supported (hinting on mobile browsers). Fortunately good developers like for example those of jQuery Mobile realize it pretty well.

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RE: It's time
by Erunno on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 19:52 in reply to "It's time"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

It's time for Firefox to ditch Gecko and welcome WebKit for its layout engine.


Since significant parts of Mozilla's technology stack are dependent on Gecko (such as XUL) trying rewrite it to accommodate WebKit would certainly put Mozilla out of the browser business as it would tie large parts of their resources for several years. I'm glad that Mozilla never truly considered such poisonous advices from false friends.

Plus, according to a Mozilla developer even WebKit people are interested in having multiple engines implementing the standards.

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