IBM Demos XUL Productivity Components

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003

Henrik Gemal wrote in to tell us about IBM's Browser Productivity Components, a collection of XUL office application demos. Semi-working examples of a XUL spreadsheet application, document editor and presentation application are available. Read Henrik's weblog posting for more information and screenshots.

Update: It appears that the Browser Productivity Components are in fact not XUL applications. We apologise for any confusion this mistake caused.

#1 Not XUL

by erik <>

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003 1:17 AM

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This is very odd. This is actually the old HalfBrain applications which used to be IE only. HalfBrain was bought by and shut down a year or so ago. Now it shows up under the IBM flag. Still some good applications even thought they are not XUL apps.

The rich text editor is new and it makes me realize that Firebird now supports Midas. How did I miss that? I thought I was beeing cc:d on those bugs :-)

#2 Yes, no XUL

by met

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003 1:24 AM

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Yes, I have looked at the source now and there is no XUL!

#4 Re: Yes, no XUL

by AlexBishop <>

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003 1:33 AM

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Another victory for MozillaZine fact-checking.


#5 Are they free to copy?

by ccapeng

Thursday July 24th, 2003 7:15 AM

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From the URL, looks like from IBM alphaworks. I am not familiar what kind license in there. Those features are charmed. Can I copy those source?

#3 DHTML not XUL...

by gemal

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003 1:29 AM

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You're correct! The demos are plain old DHTML.

I've updated the blog entry <>