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PC Week: Open-source browser efforts pick up steam

Thanks to Jeremy Allison
for this link.

“There’s little doubt: An effective Java browser could be the
crown jewel for Sun Microsystems Inc.’s ability to showcase its
programming language to resellers and software developers.

“Sun recently announced a deal with ally America Online Inc. to
include Java 1.2 functionality in the pending Communicator 5.0
browser. Meanwhile, designs for a Java-based Mozilla browser have
sprung back to life in two open-source settings.

“Indeed, the open-source Jazilla effort, launched weeks after
Netscape Communications Corp. uncorked its client source code in
March 1998, has picked up steam of late, say contributors. The
group’s unwavering goal is to develop a complete Java browser based
on the open-source Mozilla code.”

Complete
story
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