MacWeek: Netscape hard at work on browser

“Gecko is still very much alive and headed for beta in July,
according to its lead developer.”

“Netscape Communications Corp.’s lead engineer says the company
is working on a fast new layout and rendering engine that will keep
the next version of its Web browser ‘ahead of the game.'”

“The layout engine, named Gecko, is at the core of Navigator
5.0, and Netscape Director of Engineering Rick Gessner said it will
be the fastest, smallest and most standards-compliant layout engine
available — features that Netscape (Nasdaq:NSCP) hopes will help
it win its bloody browser war with rival Microsoft Corp.