Mozilla Firebird with DOM Inspector Build

Tuesday May 27th, 2003

alanjstr wrote in to tell us that aebrahim has made a Mozilla Firebird build that includes the DOM Inspector, one of the most popular Mozilla Web development tools (it's already included in the Mozilla Application Suite). More details are available in aebrahim's posting to the Firebird Builds forum.

Update! To clarify, this is a Windows build.

Another Update! alanjstr wrote in again to tell us that mal_green has made an extension that adds the DOM Inspector to an existing Firebird installation, placing an item under the Tools menu. If you want a toolbar button, you can install Joe Hewitt's mozEngineer (note that this can cause toolbar button weirdness with some themes) in addition to the DOM Inspector extension. If you just want to install a single XPI, Sailfish has created an extension that adds both the DOM Inspector and mozEngineer to a Firebird build. Read the complete forum topic for more information.

Another Update! alanjstr wrote in for a third time to inform us that iarnell has made a Linux Firebird build with the DOM Inspector. It was compiled on Red Hat Linux 9 with XFT.

#10 Re: Re: Still only Win32

by asa <>

Thursday May 29th, 2003 9:06 AM

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"<annoyed> And I was under the impression that XPI stood for 'Cross Platform Install'. </annoyed>"

XPI stands for cross platform installer. It is Mozilla's cross platform mechanism/APIs for performing installs. That doesn't mean that the thing which is being installed is necessarily cross-platform or even that something is being installed. I could use XPI to remove or rename a file on your hard drive or I could use it to unpackage and execute some platform specific binary or I could use it to install and register with Mozilla some new chrome. It's just an install mechanism and says very little about the content being installed.