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From (Doug MacEachern)
Subject Re: Apache browser, anyone? :)
Date Wed, 29 May 1996 13:19:04 GMT
At 11:07 AM 5/29/96 +0100, wrote:
>Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 22:32:23 -0400
>> From: Matthew James Marnell <>
>> To:
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: apache-users mailing list 
>> :>Well I think an Apache browser now could really change the web. 
>> :>Porting to Windows will be done for completeness, but it's not a primary 
>> :>scope since Apache has been designed for efficiency...  
>> :>
>> :>Apache is known as the best web server, and in conjunction with "its" 
>> :>browser would really make Netscape sweat a lot!
>> :>Unfortunately the Apache developers are too busy, I suppose, to start 
>> :>now this project. There is Arena, now in beta, but it will never became as 
>> :>popular as an "Apache browser" could be. 
>> Not to muddy the waters, but I'm setting up an environment for developing
>> a freeware browser built around Java(tm) that implement a lot of the
>> things that the big 2 browser Co's and their pet standards committee
>> (W3C) seem to have thrown by the wayside.
>> I wasn't thinking of naming it Apache, more like Maia, but I wouldn't
>> mind, when there is something to distribute, putting it up on the same
>> sights as apache.  I was going to do this with Tcl/Tk and C libs,
>> since they run on every platform (just about) now, but the overhead
>> was too high.
>> Matt
>Well, I think it would be a Good Thing. Not so sure about a Java base,
>though... C++ would be my choice...

How about C++ with embedded perl interpreters so we could run Perl-lets :)
Ever heard of Penguin?

Just a thought, besides you guys are already kicking butt in the server arena...


>Doubt whether I'd have any time for it beyond testing and the odd bugfix...
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