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Mozilla kills embedding support for Gecko layout engine

Apr 01, 2011, 11:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by djwm)

"The end of embedding support will directly affect projects such as the Camino browser. In a posting to the Camino blog, the developers pointed out that they had worked with embedding being a low priority for the Mozilla project, spending significant time fixing embedding issues to create the Gecko based browser with a Cocoa user interface for Mac OS X. The developers are continuing work on Camino 2.1 which will see the browser support the same version of Gecko as in Firefox 3.6; they expect that to be released in May and will continue to work on security and stability updates.

"The Camino developers have not decided what path to take beyond that point. The manpower needed to maintain an embeddable fork of Gecko is beyond the community-based volunteer-only Camino project. A more realistic option they say, would be to switch Camino to Webkit, but while that would be less work, it would still require a substantial amount of initial effort."

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