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#17 An "idiot's guide to Mozilla programming" ?

by dipa

Monday July 30th, 2001 1:59 AM

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>What we need are people to go in and document how the internals work, so people who can script in JavaScript can go in and add the polish, after reading a couple docs.

Although I find the whole idea of "idiot's guide" books totally ridiculous, I use it here as a figure of speech. If (and only if) Mozilla.org is interested in making individuals submitting patches to the project, there should be such a thorough, easy to understand, step by step documentation.

There are many ui imperfections / missing features (that NS4.x always had) and they are still targetted to future (e.g. the context menu in mail composition window). Since most wannabe developpers would focus on ui problems, I think that a well written documentation on XUL/JS would be a nice starting point. Otoh, perhaps Mozilla.org is somewhat reluctant to massive individual's participation in programming for the project (tree integrity, review, super review and other q&a resource constraints).