[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Apr 26 18:13:49 CDT 2004

Mon, 26 Apr 2004 @ 14:33 -0400, Dave McGuire said:

> >I doubt that.  Not all of Mozilla is written in the XUL stuff.
>   No, but enough of it is to make a big difference.

It might be.  

Whoever writes it would have to do a far better job than anything I have
seen so far.

I wish the Mozilla team had never starting doing the UI in XUL.  Just
as they got the rendering engine fast, they killed the benefit with a
cold-mollasses slow GUI engine.  That and out-of-control memory use.


> >I wish something like NeXT had taken off instead of most of what we
> >have now.

>   Heh...maybe what *you* have now. ;) I'm typing on a brand-new,
> rather direct descendant of NeXTSTEP.

Well... I also meant small like NeXT.  Of course, back in the day NeXT
was considered a performance pig.

I like MacOS X too, but it's pretty piggy too.  Lot's of its programs
are pretty huge too.  I also don't like how Apple abandoned some of the
NeXT UI and ideas, and how they violate their own UI guidelines.

I'd like to see MacOS sitting on top of a faster UNIX too, but hopefully
we'll soon see some hardware help for microkernels.

You know it is interesting that Apple put IOKit in ring zero with Mach.
It certainly gives you more speed, but at the same time it eliminates
much of the need to have Mach.

I think IOKit is one of the better parts of the OS, but almost no one
talks about that.

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