Thursday May 25th, 2000
Patterned after the PHP filesystem functions, simple functions such as file read/write and directory create are supported. The code has not yet made it into the nightly build, but they expect it will get in soon.
#44 Oh, and one other thing...
Friday May 26th, 2000 2:48 PM
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"Things like chatzilla" are actually first-class applications, in a sense. Mozilla doesn't (or at least, eventually won't) make any distinction between chatzilla and the browser itself.
Just like you can now have a "navigator only install", you'll be able to have a "mail only", "chatzilla only", "xmlterm only"... install. Of course all of these will first have to install xptoolkit, nglayout and the other fundamental stuff that they all rely on, but you won't have to install anything which corresponds to a "browser" as such.
To that extent, chatzilla and co *have* to have access to the filesystem. Imagine if another component - mail for example - couldn't access the filesystem. It wouldn't be much of a mail program if it couldn't store your mails anywhere!