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Mozilla kills embedding support for Gecko layout engine

“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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