Possible option (temporary or long term) for TB XUL/XPCOM reliance

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Tue Mar 14 17:39:26 UTC 2017


On Tue Mar 14 2017 11:46:01 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time), Disaster
Master <disasterlistmanager at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just read this story about the Waterfox developer planning on forking to
> continue using C++/XUL/XPCOM (obviously ther eia a huge IF in there):
> 
> http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/13/waterfox-dev-has-big-plans-for-the-browser/
> 
> "He plans to get funding for a startup to fork the last working version
> of Firefox with XUL/XPCOM to create a new browser out of it.
> 
> He would then try and get programmers on board that would help him
> maintain that version of the new browser following in "Mozilla's ethos".
> 
> The new browser would have its own release cycle, which would be similar
> to Firefox's 1 to Firefox's 3.6 release cycle (less but larger
> releases). That new browser would use C++ and not Rust as the core language.
> 
> The lead developer plans to provide additional details about the future
> of Waterfox in the Waterfox 52 release announcement. The browser is
> expected to be out this week."

So, could be interesting - how about a partnership/collaboration between
all 3 red-headed step kids: Thunderbird, Waterfox and Seamonkey? Maybe
even approach the Cyberfox Dev and see if they would be up for it?


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