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KDE.org: KDE/Qt Switching to Mozilla and JavaScript Technology

Apr 01, 2001, 15:35 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andreas Pour)

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"According to internal email correspondence, TrollTech, makers of the Qt widget set on which KDE is based, has decided to use JavaScript and Mozilla technology as core components in the next versions of their products. The KDE core team appears quite enthusiastic about this novel development. In one of the emails, Matthias Ettrich, KDE founder, explained: 'Now we're pushing the envelope, making KDE more flexible and themable than ever before. By replacing C++ with JavaScript and HTML/XML where possible, KDE will become easier to program and to theme, sometimes with the simple editing of a stylesheet!'. Most KDE developers agreed. A draft press release is included below."

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