Towards Mozilla 1.0
Tuesday June 26th, 2001
Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]
#57 Re: UI Hacking
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 11:29 AM
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The wonderful thing about Mozilla is that you really don\'t need to know ANY c++ to help code the UI. You don\'t need a compiler either; since the UI is all interpreted at run-time, you can just change chrome files and restart the browser to see your changes.. All you need is a text editor, a jar packer/unpacker, knowledge of XML, JS, and CSS, and an inquisitive spirit.
The only thing that has hindered me has been the lack of and/or obsolescence of docs on XUL, XBL, and XPCONNECT. But the best way around that, I\'ve found, is just to start digging into the chrome .jar files, changing stuff, and seeing what happens.
The newsgroups are also great sources of information and answers.
Hope you decide to contribute! If so, welcome!