Independent Status Reports
Note: If anyone has an update that they would like included in the next report, feel free to email me.
Galeon Update (GNOME Web browser based on
We've just landed an update to galeon which is the first stage in the process of moving to a proper component architecture. A lot of mozilla related functionality has always been implemented in galeon as xpcom components, but until now we've statically linked them into the main binary.
What we are attempting to do now is shift these components into nsIModule implementing xpcom libraries. This means that the components can be reused by mozilla or other mozilla embedding projects, though probably limited to *nix platforms.
Our first stage was to modularize our eternal protocol handler and the various protocol handlers associated with GNOME help support. It is possible to drop this module into your mozilla/components directory, (perhaps running regxpcom too) and mozilla will be able to handle these protocols as well. The external protocol handler allows the browser to pass out urls which have a handler specified in the GNOME control centre to that handler if mozilla can't handle it.
The help protocols are still a little rough around the edges but work reasonably well if you've got nautilus installed as they rely on nautilus' converter applications. These converters are required to handle info and man pages, and to view sgml formatted gnome-help documents. The old style html formated ghelp docs are handled internally and will always be viewable.
Well, just wanted to throw that out and let people know what we were up to.
Amoeba Update (Role Playing Game editor and game
Amoeba is making progress although the many xul language changes are having an impact. I'm working on higher level elements right now like how the engine should be structured, as well as developing the RPGML language.
Website Update (Mozdev site cleanup and redesign
I just posted a mockup of a CSS version of the mozdev homepage. It's not completed yet, but I wanted to be able to show roughly what it will look like. In Mozilla it looks more or less the same as the original site. I've done testing of the mockup in some other browsers, but it would be helpful if people could check it out and let me know how it looks. I have already done some testing in NS4 and I'm beginning to think that maybe we should forget about using CSS in NS4 and just let it layout as if it was not CSS capable.
MozillaTranslator Update (Mozilla localization
program and website)
I have uploaded beta 4 of MozillaTranslator 5.
The major changes are:
The plans for Beta 5 are
Besides that the web site is getting a overhaul moving it to mySQL and jsp.
dndtools Update (Mozilla-based AD&D
My new project "dndtools" is now up on mozdev. I haven't had a whole lot of time to put all the web pages together, but the majority of the information is available. The xpi is available for download, and the code is up with correct licensing. If you're interested in AD&D swing by and check out the hard work that I've done.
I have three active "tools" that I am working on:
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