Diff for /books/www/articles/bloom.html between versions 1.7 and 1.8

version 1.7, 2002/08/28 19:51:44 version 1.8, 2002/08/28 19:55:30
Line 1 Line 1
 <h1>Let a Hundred Browsers Bloom</h1>  <h1>Let a Hundred Browsers Bloom</h1>
   
<p>...<p>Because Mozilla can be used to create any sort of application, there's no reason why it can't be used to create different types of browsers.  
 Several projects are currently under development independently from the work being done on the default Mozilla browser. This variety is a huge
 asset because the Mozilla community doesn't have to try to create one browser that is all things to all people.
 
   
 <h2>Who is the Target Audience?</h2>  <h2>Who is the Target Audience?</h2>
   
Line 10 Line 13
 <li>no one browser can fit...  <li>no one browser can fit...
 </ul>  </ul>
   
   
 <h2>Gecko Based Browsers</h2>  <h2>Gecko Based Browsers</h2>
   
   <p>Additional projects are creating different types of alternative browsers, but instead of using Mozilla itself to create the application they use
   the native user interface toolkits for different platforms. These projects create stripped-down browsers that use just Gecko, Mozilla's layout
   engine. Because these projects use platform-specific code they work only on a specific operating system. Some examples include Chimera
   (http://chimera.mozdev.org) for Mac OS X, Galeon (http://galeon.sourceforge.net) for Unix, and K-Meleon (http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net) for
   Windows.
   
 <pre>  <pre>
 Chimera                 http://chimera.mozdev.org  Chimera                 http://chimera.mozdev.org
 Galeon                  http://galeon.sourceforge.net   Galeon                  http://galeon.sourceforge.net 
Line 20  SkipStone               http://www.muhri Line 30  SkipStone               http://www.muhri
 Q.Bati                  http://qbati2.sourceforge.net  Q.Bati                  http://qbati2.sourceforge.net
 </pre>  </pre>
   
   
 <h2>XUL Based Browsers</h2>  <h2>XUL Based Browsers</h2>
   
   <p>A few of these projects are working on improving the basic Mozilla browser interface. One of the first Mozilla applications, Aphrodite
   (http://aphrodite.mozdev.org), has an interface designed and created by members of the Mozilla community. Another project called m/b (short for
   mozilla/browser) addresses shortcomings that some people see with the default browser interface. In many ways, these projects are similar to
   themes, but they take this idea one step further and use XUL, CSS, and JavaScript to change the layout of the browser interface and not just the
   look of the browser.
   
 <pre>  <pre>
 Aphrodite               http://aphrodite.mozdev.org  Aphrodite               http://aphrodite.mozdev.org
         include aphrodite themes          include aphrodite themes
Line 31  m/b                     http://www.blake Line 48  m/b                     http://www.blake
         project piglet          http://mb.mozdev.org          project piglet          http://mb.mozdev.org
 </pre>  </pre>
   
   
 <h2>Conclusion</h2>  <h2>Conclusion</h2>
   
 <pre>  <pre>
Line 39  m/b                     http://www.blake Line 57  m/b                     http://www.blake
         - let 100 browsers bloom          - let 100 browsers bloom
 </pre>  </pre>
   
   <p>If you think of a type of browser that is needed but that is not being developed right now, use Mozilla to create your own browser.
   
   
 -------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------
   
   
 <pre>  <pre>
 notes  notes
   
Line 117  The only real solution I see to this pro Line 139  The only real solution I see to this pro
 control of its flagship application to Netscape and strike out on its own with new browser projects that are truly innovative. Let one group of  control of its flagship application to Netscape and strike out on its own with new browser projects that are truly innovative. Let one group of
 people try to design the power user's dream browser, while another works on a simpler elegant user experience.  people try to design the power user's dream browser, while another works on a simpler elegant user experience.
   
 ----------------------------------------  
   
 ch1 sidebar  
   
 Let a Hundred Browsers Bloom  
   
 Because Mozilla can be used to create any sort of application, there's no reason why it can't be used to create different types of browsers.   
 Several projects are currently under development independently from the work being done on the default Mozilla browser. This variety is a huge   
 asset because the Mozilla community doesn't have to try to create one browser that is all things to all people.  
   
 A few of these projects are working on improving the basic Mozilla browser interface. One of the first Mozilla applications, Aphrodite   
 (http://aphrodite.mozdev.org), has an interface designed and created by members of the Mozilla community. Another project called m/b (short for   
 mozilla/browser) addresses shortcomings that some people see with the default browser interface. In many ways, these projects are similar to   
 themes, but they take this idea one step further and use XUL, CSS, and JavaScript to change the layout of the browser interface and not just the   
 look of the browser.  
   
 Additional projects are creating different types of alternative browsers, but instead of using Mozilla itself to create the application they use   
 the native user interface toolkits for different platforms. These projects create stripped-down browsers that use just Gecko, Mozilla's layout   
 engine. Because these projects use platform-specific code they work only on a specific operating system. Some examples include Chimera   
 (http://chimera.mozdev.org) for Mac OS X, Galeon (http://galeon.sourceforge.net) for Unix, and K-Meleon (http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net) for   
 Windows.  
   
 These projects are just a few examples of the different available browsers. Others include Dino!, Beonex, SkipStone, and BrowserG!. If you are   
 interested in learning more about any of these browsers, links to many of them can be found at http://www.mozdev.org/categories/browsers.html. If   
 you think of a type of browser that is needed but that is not being developed right now, use Mozilla to create your own browser.  
   
 </pre>  </pre>

Removed from v.1.7  
changed lines
  Added in v.1.8


FreeBSD-CVSweb <freebsd-cvsweb@FreeBSD.org>