Posts Tagged ‘gecko’

Microsoft Cutting Back On IE?

Asa pointed out an interesting CNBC piece regarding cutbacks in what looks like contractors on the IE team: One of the units already seeing cutbacks is Microsoft’s sagging browser business. A report in the Seattle Times says 180 contract workers were told last month that their services would not be renewed. Just yesterday, researcher Net […]

We May Look At That

The big story over the past 24 hours is Steve Ballmer’s statements regarding WebKit: “Open source is interesting,” he said. “Apple has embraced Webkit and we may look at that, but we will continue to build extensions for IE 8.”

Acid3

The Acid3 test is out. Ironic that this one comes towards the end of a Gecko development cycle (just like Acid2), meaning it will likely be a while (Mozilla2, the basis of what will likely be Firefox 4.0) until Acid3 compliance is met. Seems like the WebKit guys are well on their way. By the […]

Apple’s API Advantage

Vlad wrote about his work on improving Mac OS X performance (which is awesome by the way), and his findings from looking at WebKit code. To summarize WebKit utilizes some undocumented API’s (ironically from the same company that makes Mac OS X 😕 ) that give it an advantage over other software which can’t use […]

Benchmarking And Testing Browsers

When people talk about open source they often talk about the products, not the process. That’s not really a bad thing (it is after all about the product), but it overlooks some really interesting things sometimes. For example open source tools used in open development. A few months ago Jesse Ruderman introduced jsfunfuzz, which is […]

Google For iPhone

There’s been a lot of talk today about Google’s launch of it’s services optimized for the iPhone. It got me thinking. Is it really about the iPhone? Or is it about mobile standards based browsers (WebKit in particular). What I’m talking about is Android, who coincidentally also uses WebKit. Call be crazy, but Google’s launch […]

Camino 1.5

Camino 1.5 is out. It’s a great product for Mac users. Lets face it, the best browsers are on the Mac right now. Camino, Firefox, Safari, Shiira, and OmniWeb. All provide an excellent user experience. Camino is a great balance between the Gecko rendering engine (which has the benefit of extra market share thanks to […]

“Right before the tinderboxen go up in flames”

Best Quote I’ve read in the Mozilla community for some time: Famous Last Words OK, I have landed one half of the Aviary Branch. (the browser half). This may cause some difficulty and problems with the build/nightly build machines. I swear it all built on my machine. I am going to proceed with merging the […]

w.bloggar 4.0, now with Gecko

w.bloggar 4.0 RC2 is out, my favorite Windows blogging tool. So much simpler than using the web interfaces for small posts. Some great new things: WordPress support Multiple Categories Support XHTML friendly tags (option) Edit Templates “More” Feature has it’s own Tab The sweetest feature is using Adam Lock’s Mozilla ActiveX Control… still to come. […]

Mozilla looses an embedder

appMac, creator of wkiosk, announced a new version. This new version uses Apple Safari HTML engine, and is a free upgrade for customers of wKiosk 2. Version 2.2 is still available, and uses Gecko. Wonder why they switched? One should note it requires 10.3. So perhaps, they are utilizing the smaller package (no need to […]