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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.05.02 8:16 (#7871) Journal
    Of course Mozilla doesn't use any of those MacOS specific features. It's a cross-platform browser, which is shorthand for bringing the lowest-common-denominator mediocrity of Windows whereever it happens to tread. :-)

    I wonder how easy it would be to take gecko and throw it into something more Mac-friendly...

    • It's certainly conceivable, but who would do it? The good thing is that someday when I move to Mac OS X, there is plenty of development over there, on browsers like Chimera, which is just that, supposedly: Gecko-based browser with Cocoa-based UI.
      • Does Cocoa have the same kind of system-wide preferences that MacOS does?
        • Does Cocoa have the same kind of system-wide preferences that MacOS does?

          Cocoa is just an API. You can write software to the Cocoa API to produce Macintosh applications, just like you can write software to the Carbon API to produce Macintosh applications.

          I think you're asking if Mac OS X supports Internet Config, and the answer is "sort of, not really". IC isn't nearly as configurable as it was in Mac OS 9.
      • I thought you were going to hole up in OS 9 for the duration. :) I was expecting to see you launch an OpenMacOSClassic project some day.

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers