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mozdev.org Update

Friday January 12th, 2001

David Boswell writes in:
"Recently several new projects have been added to mozdev for a total of 23. Some of the most recent projects that were added include mozmp and lizzard, media player projects similiar to Real Player and WinAmp. Also recently added is the Snippets project which acts as a central repository for code fragments that other projects might find useful, and the Sherlock project which collects different search engine sidebar enhancements in one place. If you haven't checked it out recently, come on over and see what we're working on."


#13 Share doesn\'t matter for this

by Hallow <charleshixson@earthling.net>

Thursday January 18th, 2001 2:17 PM

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One of the hopes that I have had for Mozilla is that it could be the basis for cross-platform applications that can manage both GUI and printing.

Up until now Java has been just about the only option in this area. Kylix is promissing Windows + Linux, but that leaves out the Mac, which I would prefer not to do. A really good scripting API, and a decent scripting language, like Ruby or Python (I don\\\\\\\'t know Perl) would make this plausible. The trick here is to have all the slow stuff, and all the platform specific stuff, managed by native coded Mozilla routines. This looks to me like an area with great promise!