WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic

daniel dan at
Fri Jul 12 18:31:07 BST 2002

that was rude
i wasn't suggesting that konqueror be abandonned in favour of mozilla.
konqueror, after all is a superior browser in terms of features etc., only
that mozilla was more stable in some areas and that perhaps _some_ of it's
code could be used in konqueror.  this /is/ the whole idea behind Free
software isn't it?  mozilla introduced tabbed browsing and rather than just
rip off their code, konqueror wrote new code to support it.  why?  are you
implying that kde has nothing to gain from ripping off code from gnome or

daniel a. g. quinn
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [kde] WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic

| daniel wrote:
| >
| > i'm still a linux newbie, and really in no position to contribute any
| > the kde project, but i'm just wondering if the reason that there's the
| > stability issue in kde (and especially konqueror) is that konqueror
| > reusing code?
| Konqueror reuses a lot of code, actually.
| > mozilla 1.0 has finally been released and instead of just copying its
| > into konqueror, konqueror is using it's very own khtml engine right?
| > (someone correct me if i'm off here).
| It has its own rendering engine, that's correct.
| > all i'm saying is that mozilla is an excellent browser and has supported
| > tabs much longer than konqueror has -- why not just reuse thier work?
| If you want to use Mozilla, nothing stops you, works fine in KDE.  But
| Konqueror and Mozilla are quite different things.  For example, konq-e,
| a "mini" Konqueror, runs on PDAs, try doing that with Mozilla.  They use
| different toolkits, so Konqueror integrates better into KDE.
| It's also amazing, how much money and time went into Mozilla, maybe, I
| don't know, 1% of that, probably much less, went into Konqueror.  So,
| sure, maybe it's not as far yet, in some measures, though it is further
| in others.
| So, in other words, Konqueror is improved much more efficiently, with a
| lot less effort, and uses fewer resources.
| So why don't you pop over to Mozilla's mailing lists, and ask them, why
| they don't drop their project and help work on Konqueror instead?
| And when you are done with that, why don't you hop over to the GNOME
| list, and ask them, why they don't work on KDE instead?
| And then why don't you go to the GM website and ask them, why they just
| don't sell Fords?
| Think about it.
| Ciao,
| Dre
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