Gecko vs Goanna for Thunderbird Independence
tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Wed Jan 27 17:09:23 UTC 2016
On 1/27/2016 11:39 AM, Jörg Knobloch <jorgk at jorgk.com> wrote:
> On 27/01/2016 15:35, Tanstaafl wrote:
>> Since one of the biggest problems with respect to the independence of
>> Thunderbird right now is its dependence on Gecko, has any thought been
>> given to switching to Goanna, the new rendering engine powering Palemoon
>> 26 and Fossamail (Thunderbird based)?
> There isn't much point. It's a Gecko fork, so we could fork Gecko
> ourselves. BTW, there is nothing "new" about Goanna, it's in fact an old
> (frozen) version of Gecko.
But from what I read it is a *maintained* fork - so wouldn't that be
something TB could take advantage of, so we wouldn't have to do it all
by our lonesomes?
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