[thelist] Tasman port to Windows?

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 17 07:05:56 CDT 2003

>A persistent rumour says the Tasman code engine that drives IE Mac will be 
>ported to Windows.
>I did a few searches and found absolutely no justification whatsoever for 
>this rumour. Does anyone have a link to any page that actually says or even 
>implies Tasman is being ported to Windows?
>If not, we must mark this rumour as false.

OK, the rumour is definitely false. What seems to be true, according to 
sources within WaSP, is that Tasman may be ported to PDA OSses.

For any PDA, things have to be removed from Tasman since the code engine 
should be small. For Windows, though, a lot should be added, for instance 
VBScript. Frankly I don't see that happening.

So it's not gonna happen. My theory is still that IE Windows' code engine 
will have to be entirely rewritten.

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