Mozilla terms explained

Sometimes people gets confused about the different Mozilla terms. Asa explains some of them in a news posting:

Gecko - The rendering engine upon which all of the Mozilla applications rely.

Mozilla Platform - Gecko, plus the XPToolkit upon which XUL-applications can be built.

Mozilla, the applications suite, also known as Seamonkey - The legacy Mozilla (the organization) applications which is built from the Mozilla Platform including Gecko.

Firefox and Thunderbird - The premier Mozilla (the organization) applications built from the Mozilla Platform (including Gecko).

Mozilla 2.0 - The next generation of Mozilla technologies and APIs (platform) which will include the Gecko rendering engine and the cross-platform toolkit.

January 24, 2005 08:53 AM | Posted in Mozilla

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