Well. One of the polish translators of Firefox published an unofficial build of Firefox (codename deerpark).
It is a great way to humiliate the Qt/KDE community. While being mildy unfair, making fun of the gecko Qt port is easy. Wrong. It is just a nasty way to do bad PR for Qt/KDE. Another UPDATE, seems it was just a matter of sense of humor I didn't get. Apologies to marcoos (the polish translator), for not understanding this. He writes in one of the comments (my translation):
The qt/mozilla project works like this
1. Someone says GTK is ugly (bullshit, but hey)
2. Somoene starts a qt port
3. Three months pass
4. A port appearts, it even compiles, still it remains unusable.
4. A year passes.
5. Port doesnt even compile now, because its been unmaintained for over 6 months
6. Someone removes the port, which at this point is out of sync, from the official mozilla branch
7. 10 months pass
8. GOTO 1.
Well at first I thought this was he has a damn point and although on one hand it is unfair to make fun of this, on the second couldn't Zack, or anyone, just finish it during the whole year? Many projects that get started in KDE are not finished. Its normal, but they mostly do not go outside the KDE repository. Those which do, could at least get finished and maintaned, for PR sake.
Well now that I talked a little more to other KDE developers, I am posting better remarks about this:
- Mozilla Foundation is not making it easier to maintain and develop this port, a sufficient argument is the time for Dirk Mueller to get SuperReview. I bet every project would welcome such a skilled and experienced developer like Dirk, without making all those troubles. Well, Mozilla is not an AOL/Netscape offspring for nothing, right?
- I would like to apologize to Dirk, for the earlier version of this post. The Mozilla/Qt and the Gecko/Konqueror integration are maintained and will be a subject of presentation at the KDE Akademy 2005.