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Long term future of Camino?

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 6:40 am

I don't think you'll ever see H.264 support implemented in a Mozilla product while the current leadership of Mozilla Corporation is in place. They're too rabidly anti-anything-that-isn't-free-as-in-speech and refuse to use codecs other than Ogg for things like video. So don't hold your breath.

I personally think this is an utterly idiotic way of going about things, and I think most of the rest of the Camino team agrees with me, but the decision is far out of our hands.

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 7:34 am

cflawson wrote:I don't think you'll ever see H.264 support implemented in a Mozilla product while the current leadership of Mozilla Corporation is in place. They're too rabidly anti-anything-that-isn't-free-as-in-speech and refuse to use codecs other than Ogg for things like video. So don't hold your breath.

Hmm: google search (the 2 tophits, ars technica, had a good overview of the state of discussion; but they are currently 404, the revamp broke redirects ?)
But no, I'm not holding my breath… bad for my sick lungs; beside, current thinking at Mozilla Corp wont help Camino anyway.

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 9:42 am

phiw13 wrote:
cflawson wrote:I don't think you'll ever see H.264 support implemented in a Mozilla product while the current leadership of Mozilla Corporation is in place. They're too rabidly anti-anything-that-isn't-free-as-in-speech and refuse to use codecs other than Ogg for things like video. So don't hold your breath.

Hmm: google search (the 2 tophits, ars technica, had a good overview of the state of discussion; but they are currently 404, the revamp broke redirects ?)
But no, I'm not holding my breath… bad for my sick lungs; beside, current thinking at Mozilla Corp wont help Camino anyway.


In the meantime, leopard-webkit supports full H.264.

Would like to see more robust pop-up blocking in the long term future of Camino.
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Post Posted May 16th, 2012, 12:20 am

Actually, a Kickstarter project is not a bad idea. I would kick in for that for sure.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2012, 11:23 am

What about going the same way as Native Fennec. It doesn't use XUL for it's UI. Cocoa would have to be used instead of Android Java.
As a mozilla project that would be a much better way than adopting WebKit, IMO.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2012, 1:05 pm

Are any of the developers trying to do crude implements of Webkit into Camino at the moment?

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2012, 10:35 pm

David Munch wrote:Are any of the developers trying to do crude implements of Webkit into Camino at the moment?

There is no coding occurring on this at the moment.
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