Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced plans to integrate its Firefox web browser with Metro for Windows 8 - including Gecko. "Windows 8 contains two application environments, 'Classic' and 'Metro'. Classic is very similar to the Windows 7 environment at this time, it requires a simple evolution of the current Firefox Windows product. Metro is an entirely new environment and requires a new Firefox front end and system integration points. The feature goal here is a new Gecko based browser built for and integrated with the Metro environment. Firefox on Metro, like all other Metro apps will be full screen, focused on touch interactions, and connected to the rest of the Metro environment through Windows 8 contracts." I haven't checked - does Microsoft allow different rendering engines?
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Right, the native code support in WinRT is changing the picture quite significantly for porting efforts. Extremely portable pieces of software like Firefox and Opera will still take a lot of effort (just a thing like the lack of complete file system support), but it is clearly doable and more or less a no-brainer to port to an operating system that is certain to be one of the main players in the future.

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