Re: Some proposed package removals and additions

* Matthew Berg ( wrote at 18:48 on 28/08/00:
> On 28 Aug 2000, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 3) Add Mozilla
> > 
> > Rationale: This will doubtless be controversial. However, Nautilus
> > depends on Mozilla for it's web browing functionality, and we have
> > previously announced that we plan to intergrate Mozilla more. Maybe
> > now is the time. Of course, this is worth discussing with the
> > people to make sure it's OK with them. It is pretty
> > certain we would have to ship a milestone release of some sort. I
> > propose non-critical level for this since we can always tell users to
> > get mozilla separately.
> I vaguely recall reading that Nautilus would be able to use either Mozilla
> or a GtkHTML widget to do web browsing.  If this is the case, I would
> personally prefer that it ship sans Mozilla for reasons of stability and
> size.

Umm - Mozilla is pretty stable. In fact I would say gtkhtml is 'just as
unstable' as Mozilla. The reason I consider mozilla to be better is because it
is far more HTML compliant and renders MUCH better than gtkhtml.
> And, to be honest, I don't like the idea of shipping something standard
> that can't (by design) fit in neatly with the rest of the desktop even
> when its embedded as a component.

Ummm - Why does it not neatly fit in with the desktop. It fits perfectly into
my desktop as a component. I can never even tell that I am running mozilla. 

Right now I've run into rendering bugs/errors in gtkhtml that I consider it
'not usable' for the Nautilus help stuff.

> However, I've always thought of the XUL layer to be more of a bug than a
> feature, so maybe I'm a bit biased.

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