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Wednesday, 8 January 2003

Jamie Zawinsky: Apple says "fuck you" to Mozilla.

Apple just released a new web browser for MacOS X, called Safari.

It's based on KHTML, the rendering engine of KDE/Qt's Konqueror web browser, instead of on Gecko, the rendering engine of Mozilla. Don Melton explains why:

"The number one goal for developing Safari was to create the fastest web browser on Mac OS X. When we were evaluating technologies over a year ago, KHTML and KJS stood out. Not only were they the basis of an excellent modern and standards compliant web browser, they were also less than 140,000 lines of code. The size of your code and ease of development within that code made it a better choice for us than other open source projects. Your clean design was also a plus. And the small size of your code is a significant reason for our winning startup performance."

Translated through a de-weaselizer, this says:

"Even though some of us used to work on Mozilla, we have to admit that the Mozilla code is a gigantic, bloated mess, not to mention slow, and with an internal API so flamboyantly baroque that frankly we can't even comprehend where to begin. Also did we mention big and slow and incomprehensible?"

But I'm not bitter.

[jwz's LiveJournal]

2:35:45 PM    comment []

Seb Paquet: Blogchannels - do three points a trend make?

Q. What do KMPings, Blogpopuli, and Lazyweb.org have in common?

A. All three are open blogchannels, and all three are worthwhile applications of trackback.

Now two of my dearest wishes for 2003:

  • An easy-to use, general blogchannel service;
  • Integration of trackback - or, minimally, the ability to ping - into Radio Userland (my weblog tool) so fellow Radio bloggers and I can more easily contribute to those and the countless future channels that will surely crop up. (John, hope you're reading this...)
[Seb's Open Research]

1:12:41 PM    comment []

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