Mozilla Theme Builder!

Saturday August 26th, 2000

Alphanumerica, recently acquired by CollabNet, has released their Mozilla Theme Builder under the MPL. You can find out more, see screenshots and download the Theme Builder here. It's still in development, but it's pretty impressive, and is going to be a boon to skin developers when completed. You need an M17 build or PR2 to run the Theme Builder in its current state.

#1 Looks nice, does little.

by Brendon

Saturday August 26th, 2000 8:12 AM

Ashame hardly anything is implemented yet, though it looks very promising. Another great addition to the Mozilla project.

#2 froze my system

by fresh

Saturday August 26th, 2000 12:50 PM

Wouldn't run, instead made my system hang. Oh well.

#3 Re: froze my system

by petejc

Saturday August 26th, 2000 7:16 PM

You must use M17 or nspr2. There are known problems on the mac. But it should run.


#4 Load the XUL directly

by eiseli

Saturday August 26th, 2000 10:39 PM

If selecting Task|Theme builder doesn't work, try loading the XUL file directly in your browser. Find this in your chrome directory: packages/theme_builder/theme_builder/content/theme_builder.xul

I did this and can at least view the interface without crash. However, there is quite no functionality built in. Let's wait for the next update ;-)

#5 0k w/0 5k!1z

by bloviate

Thursday August 31st, 2000 6:30 PM

n0 1337 h4x0r w0u1d 3v3r u53 7h15. 4 r341 h4x0r 0n1y c0d35 1n 4553mb1y 14n6u463. 17'5 4 7r463dy 7h47 c++ 4nd 175 0bj3c7- 0r13n73d 11k h45 74k3n 0v3r 7h3 pr06r4mm1n6 w0r1d. 0f c0ur53 1f j00 4r3 n07 4 r341 h4x0r 4nd d0nu7 h4v3 7h3 5k!1z 7h3n 17'5 0k4y.

(this is a joke)

#6 Re: 0k w/0 5k!1z

by Tanyel

Thursday August 31st, 2000 11:38 PM

Is it supposed to be funny?

#9 Damn /.ers

by beastie

Friday September 1st, 2000 9:45 AM

Seems to be a little spillover...

#7 I think I can translate...

by compu_geek

Friday September 1st, 2000 7:39 AM

I'm not sure, but if you look closly, you can change the numbers into letters, and this might be it:

no leet wou1d ever use this. a real haxor on1y codes in assembly language. it's a tragedy that c++ and its object- oriented llk has taken over the programming world. of course if joo are not a real haxor and donut have the skinz then it's okay.

#8 Elite Translation

by FattMattP

Friday September 1st, 2000 7:42 AM

I thought it was funny. It says:

No elite hacker wou1d ever use this. A real hacker only codes in assembly language. It's a tragedy that C++ and its object-oriented ilk has taken over the programming world. Of course, if you are not a real hacker and don't have the skills then it's okay.

#10 No news this week? :( <eom>

by broken

Friday September 1st, 2000 5:12 PM


#11 Re: No news this week? :( <eom>

by petejc

Friday September 1st, 2000 6:36 PM

Chris Nelson doesn't have time any more.



#12 Excuse me?

by mozineAdmin

Friday September 1st, 2000 7:09 PM

The only news I got this week was for something I already reported on.

#13 Re: No news this week? :( <eom>

by FattMattP

Friday September 1st, 2000 11:48 PM

Hey, sometimes no news is good news. The nightly's don't looks to bad and things seem to be moving right along.

#14 there's news

by arielb

Saturday September 2nd, 2000 8:01 PM

The Kmeleon project is cooking up :) check out for a windows browser based on mozilla

#15 Re: there's news

by gerbilpower

Saturday September 2nd, 2000 11:52 PM

IE look-alike ... eewww.

Plus I need an integrated mail/news program (hate OE, Eudora doesn't do news), so I'll have to wait on Moz :)

#18 Re: Re: there's news

by compu_geek

Sunday September 3rd, 2000 6:47 AM

When (insert the name of the person who made K-Meleon here) made it, they were propbably thinking that most people are used to the way IE looks, so they wouldn't have to search to find where the buttons went.

#16 Re: there's news

by Tanyel

Sunday September 3rd, 2000 1:46 AM

Why was that link not converted like the rest of the links in Mozillazine posts?

#17 Because it wasn't an URL

by mpt

Sunday September 3rd, 2000 5:06 AM

Because, in the immortal words of the Mozilla Bookmarks error message, `You must enter a fully qualified URL!'.

In English, the address didn't have the h-t-t-p-:-/-/ at the front (dashes inserted here so that the link detector doesn't pick that up by mistake:-).

-- mpt

#19 ok here we go

by arielb

Sunday September 3rd, 2000 4:48 PM


#20 Nice

by Tanyel

Monday September 4th, 2000 9:39 PM

I like the way MozillaZine looks now. There is something that could make it better though. Is it possible to add a big rotating E in the top left corner?

#21 Re: Nice

by FattMattP

Monday September 4th, 2000 9:41 PM

A rotating E? What on earth for?

#22 Re: Re: Nice

by Ugg

Monday September 4th, 2000 11:28 PM

It\'s best to never take Tanyel seriously. He (she/it/them/whatever) is insane and only good for a laugh.

#23 Please say...

by Luddite

Monday September 11th, 2000 2:27 PM

"Won't run on X" in the news posting. Neither theme builder nor theme changer work with the Mac version of M17. Yet it took me a while to find this on the web site.


#24 link broken

by fouladvand

Monday February 11th, 2008 4:17 AM

the link of theme builder is broken who can help me ???