[Project_owners] Tech-review Longhorn vs. Mozilla

Percy Cabello pcabello at prmail.net
Thu Dec 4 08:06:34 EST 2003


Well, in fact I already did it! ;) and it was easy!!

Percy


--- 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
> comparing
> >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
> not
> >as good as Longhorn. 
> >
> >Anyway the article is a heads up and provides a good insight on Mozilla app
> >framework and coming competitor.
> >
> >Percy
> >
> >--- David Fraser <davidf at sjsoft.com> wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Benjamin Bock wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Hi,
> >>>I just read this Article and thought it is quite interesting:
> >>>
> >>>http://www.devx.com/DevX/Article/17899
> >>>
> >>>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 
> >>similar. Again, two JavaScript-based languages doing a SOAP call can't 
> >>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.
> >>
> >>David
> >>
> >>
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