Chris Nelson writes "A new Mozilla project is underway. Codenamed 'Necko', its aim is a complete overhaul of the current NetLib code, with special attention paid towards footprint, maintainability, and performance. From the Necko page: '...the netlib kernel serves ... to act as an efficient data pipe between multiple physical transports (ie. file system, network, etc.) and a standardized stream abstraction which protocol handlers consume.' The new design will allow for customizability, platform specific substitutions for best performance, and quantitative analysis of performance. They're looking for contributors to aid in testing, optimization and platform-specific work. "