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whitfieldjohn1062
 
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Post Posted March 11th, 2016, 2:38 pm

I just ran across an article on Polaris. I was hoping I could forward this to the Project team at SeaMonkey. I do realize that we don't know about SeaMonkey's future. But can I dream? I love SeaMonkey!

Here are the articles:

http://nypost.com/2016/03/10/thank-you- ... ch-faster/


http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/10/mit-csail-polaris/

And here is the article from the creators of POLARIS:

https://www.csail.mit.edu/node/2720

I have tried to forward this to Robert Kaiser, but I believe he is from Austria and I don't know if he speaks English.

I am also having problems getting in touch with MIT to get the open source code for Polaris so I can forward that to SeaMonkey.

Anybody know how to Contact SeaMonkey and MIT to get them to work together and get Polaris on SeaMonkey?

Again I am dreaming.. :)

whitfieldjohn1062
 
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Post Posted March 11th, 2016, 5:23 pm

I have received a reply from MIT. I was told "Hey there - it's not open-source yet, but potentially will be in the coming months. Stay tuned! But I do not want to post this person email unless I get an email from the project team from SeaMonkey and they tell me they are interested. Because people are really busy, maybe it is not my business. I just want to do what I can to help make SeaMonkey successful. Yes I realize that "The pathway to hell is paved with good intentions".

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Post Posted March 11th, 2016, 10:59 pm

The code being open source and being made available with a license that is compatible with Mozilla's own MPL2 would be a "hard" requirement for inclusion. While Polaris itself is written in JavaScript (according to the MIT link you've posted) and is expected by its authors to fit into existing browsers, it will have to be seen how well it goes along with the Gecko rendering engine. In essence, it seems to perform a sophisticated caching in addition to conventional dependency checking within a page, thus being able to estimate which additional objects may need to be dynamically included for a specific page based on prior experience with that page.

The other issue is whether or not that's having a chance to be included in SeaMonkey or the Gecko core code as such. KaiRo certainly speaks English (most people in Europe learn it early in school), but is no longer deeply involved in SeaMonkey development. You can open a general thread in the mozilla.dev.apps.seamonkey newsgroup, which can also be done through the https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-apps-seamonkey mailing list. Again, it may be too early to get anybody exited about this, given that the code isn't publicly available for inspection yet.

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