[Project_owners] Tech-review Longhorn vs. Mozilla
pcabello at prmail.net
Thu Dec 4 08:06:34 EST 2003
Well, in fact I already did it! ;) and it was easy!!
--- Mirzmaster <mirzmaster at rogers.com> wrote:
> Well, you can't on the one hand say the articles provides good insight
> on Mozilla and its upcoming competitor(s), yet on the other hand
> criticise the article for comparing Mozilla to Longhorn :)
> I agree that Mozilla and Longhorn are two very different applications
> with two very different roles. Despite that, there are some glaring
> similarities. Developing UIs with XML-based languages is a relatively
> new concept and is only now entering the mainstream. Microsoft's muscle
> behind Avalon is evidence enough. What the article establishes though
> is that Avalon is in many ways similar to Mozilla, the pioneer into
> XML-based User Interfaces, and imho does acknowledge that Mozilla and
> Longhorn are overall two different beasts.
> Sohail Mirza
> On 04/12/2003 10:25 AM, Percy Cabello wrote:
> >I agree! I had the exact same feeling. Why could somebody think about
> >an OS as a whole to Mozilla? how can Longhorn file system management could
> >possibly compare to Mozilla's? It is like saying Windows Scripting Host is
> >as good as Longhorn.
> >Anyway the article is a heads up and provides a good insight on Mozilla app
> >framework and coming competitor.
> >--- David Fraser <davidf at sjsoft.com> wrote:
> >>Benjamin Bock wrote:
> >>>I just read this Article and thought it is quite interesting:
> >>>What do you experts think about this?
> >>>Thanks for your opinions :-)
> >>>Benjamin Bock
> >>I also read the article, it's an interesting idea to compare the two,
> >>but the author makes some basic mistakes.
> >>A lot of the similarities he finds are fairly surface-level. For
> >>example, the "Window in XML" - obviously if you have a very simple
> >>window, coded in XML, two different ways of doing it are going to look
> >>look that different.
> >>The real differences in APIs are much more complex.
> >>He's comparing an operating system to an application platform, and he
> >>sometimes makes significant errors in doing so.
> >>For example:
> >> "the vector-based rendering engine underneath Avalon, which is far
> >>more extensive and flexible than the raster-based one inside Mozilla."
> >>I think if the things you comparing are like apples and oranges, and
> >>then you find some surface similarities, and then go on to find deeper
> >>differences, you haven't really concluded anything or shown anything,
> >>you need to do a much more in-depth intelligent analysis to do that.
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