ChatZilla for Mozilla Firebird
Friday July 11th, 2003
Erik Forsberg points us to a post from the Feedster Blog about ChatZilla for Mozilla Firebird: "I'm presently seriously in love with FireBird but also starting to be romanced by Chatzilla. Now Chatzilla, which used to come with Mozilla, is a FireBird extension and if you need it, look here." ChatZilla has been available for Firebird for a while now but many people still assume that it only works with the Mozilla Application Suite.
Last time I installed Chatzilla, it didn't add menus for Firebird. Either launching the chrome URL or clicking an IRC link works, of course.
Also, Chatzilla doesn't use the new XUL stuff yet, afaik. I believe I recently read it was still using the old XPFE.
I don't think it should be a firebird extension, but a separate app instead... Just like the composer, ...
True...and wat about Thunderbird. That's a separate app, too.
Chatzilla as an extension is a 150KB download, while Chatzilla as a separate app would be 5MB. It just doesn't make a lot of sense to put work into doing that at the moment. When there's some way of just getting the GRE (which will eventually be shared by the different separate apps) and running the Chatzilla 150KB of stuff on top of it, then a separate app would be good.
Is Thunderbird planning to implement (or has it implemented) the same extension mechanism as Firebird?
I know there are people out there who are wanting to use Thunderbird without Firebird or Mozilla, so the ability to embed ChatZilla into Thunderbird as well would be a nice bonus...
I've been using Chatzilla with FB/Phoenix since 0.1 or so... All you needed to do to start it after installing the regular chatzilla version was click a bookmark starting with irc://