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New Mozilla DevCenter at O'Reilly

Friday May 19th, 2000

The Mozilla DevCenter at the O'Reilly Network website has gone up, and to start they have two pieces from Ian Oeschger on XUL, "XUL Tools and What They Mean" and "How to Change Your Look With Mozilla Skins", and a piece by David Boswell titled "Mozilla as an Application Virtual Machine". They also have a digest of news from mozillaZine, mozilla.org's newsbot, and the Mozilla Internationalization feed.


#1 O'Reilly

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Sunday May 21st, 2000 2:18 AM

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So, when should we start looking for _Mozilla:_The_Definitive_Guide_? :)

#2 Re: O'Reilly

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Sunday May 21st, 2000 3:08 AM

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Funny you should mention that, I bought "JavaScript: The Definitive Guide" recently, hehe

<:3)~~

#3 Re: O'reilly moz book.

by gregquinn

Monday May 22nd, 2000 7:21 AM

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I would gladly part with many bucks for a definitive comprehensive O'Reilly guide on XUL/skinning.

#4 Re: Re: O'reilly moz book.

by triptych <andreww@netscape.com>

Monday May 22nd, 2000 10:19 AM

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Such a book could not yet be written. The syntax for XUL, XBL, etc. is still quite in flux. It would be way out of date by the time it came out... Even so, though, I could imagine work on a book could start now...

#5 Re: Re: O'reilly moz book.

by pbreit

Monday May 22nd, 2000 12:31 PM

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why are people so caught up in what is arguably the least important aspect of mozilla?

if all the brain cells and cpu cycles burned by skins, etc. were applied to meaningful endeavours, mozilla would much better and already here.

#6 Re: Re: Re: O'reilly moz book.

by mykmelez <myk@zapogee.com>

Monday May 22nd, 2000 12:50 PM

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People are interested in skinning because it's cool. People are interested in XUL because you can build applications with it. I'm not interested in skinning (hence uncool according to some kind of logic), but I'm very interested in XUL (hence I want to build apps), and I can't wait for the book so I don't have to consult the unwieldy online documentation.