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[quote=guenter] [quote=pjpw2320] [quote=siria] Uhm, you're citing this thread as "source" in wikipedia for that Mozilla embedding thing?? But this is just feeble heresay, by far not solid enough to post it like a fact there. So that part should really be removed as long as the real source isn't linked! Of course I tried now to remember where I had read that and googled around a bit, but no luck so far. From my memory as clueless non-developer it was something along the lines of Mozilla did remove the embedding interface or whatever from their package, but if someone has lots of time to develop the code themselves they can still embed mozilla stuff. To speak in images, it sounded sort of like they removed the draw-bridge over the water ditch into the castle, because it was too much work to maintain it, but that doesn't mean the door were closed too. It's still open and people are happily invited in if they just bring their own makeshift bridge ;-)[/quote] Interesting analogy siria!! I take your point but there seems to still be conflicting reports or at least a conflicting undrstanding of the position. The point I was trying to make is that there is more to the gecko issue than was originally referenced in the article and that development has not stalled because of it, so that average users looking for an alternative browser are not turned away simply by reading the Wikipedia article as it was before my edits.[/quote] Siria. The Mozilla support for their embedding project was half hearted at best after Mozilla 1.6. As example: K-Meleon 0.9 updated by Fred had a chrome with less bugs than what they offered to embedders and can still be possibly found in the net. And the subsequent versions by Dorian, kko and alain even surpassed that. And there were grave problems with exe and plugins that did not work well with the GRE because of little changes in the GRE. IMHO after GRE 1.8 Mozilla dropped the pretense of support to embedding. I have reason to know as early tester/guinea pig. And I got builds was after Dorian fixed all immediately visible problems. pjpw2320. K-Meleon development stopped when Dorian as core dev and kko as main macro and Xul coder had no time to spare. Users can only try to maintain and update a little but they cannot do the needed development work to change to another GRE. Dorian has great experience in adapting the code to a new GRE and/or compiler version. He has accomplished both of that three or four times now. Currently it makes sense to me that all test several builds (improvements) since Dorian works on the exe and dll and e.g. naruman creates fixes via XUL. But I am no dev - so maybe I am wrong. & Thanks for editing Wikipedia.[/quote]
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