Gecko vs Goanna for Thunderbird Independence

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
Wed Jan 27 17:09:23 UTC 2016

On 1/27/2016 11:39 AM, Jörg Knobloch <jorgk at> 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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