Mozilla Grendel

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Mozilla Grendel
Developer(s)Mozilla Foundation / Mozilla Corporation
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformJava Virtual Machine
TypeE-mail client and news client
LicenseMPL 1.1/GPL 2.0

Grendel was a mail/news reader by the Mozilla project written entirely in the Java programming language. Its goal was to be a true cross-platform application with a feature set that satisfies the power user.


Grendel was originally developed as a part of the Xena project at Netscape Communications, also dubbed "Javagator" by the media. This project was cancelled before completion after 3 years of development; but after the source for Grendel was released, other people started to work toward completing it.[1][when?] It appears that the project has seen no activity since 2005, as evidenced by the project's homepage.

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Grendel is one of three antagonists in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.


  1. ^ "Grendel Overview". Mozilla Foundation. Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2008-03-20.

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