Project Aims to Combine Mozilla and Java
Thursday July 24th, 2003
Brad did most of the work on the BlackConnect port. He really worked his ass off and every Mozilla/Java person deserves to give him a round of applause :)
Seriously... He worked for three months to get this off the ground. BlackConnect was so far from being complete. The last build was on Mozilla M4! Can you believe that!
We need 10 more GNUbergs!!! Most Mozilla people can't even bother to report bugs :)
#2 Thanks to Marcus Fellinger too
Thursday July 24th, 2003 11:13 PM
Thanks Kev. I told you Mozilla M4, but I just checked and I think it last ran on Mozilla 0.9.1 in June 2001. Note that the work I did also depends a great deal on some patches posted by Marcus Fellinger in bug 124606 and bug 123651 in order to get Mozilla's build system and xpidl compilers more up to date in relation to the Java-XPCOM bridge. Thanks Marcus, especially for your Java/XPCOM xpidl work.
#3 I will definately contribute end applications..
Friday July 25th, 2003 3:05 AM
as it stabilises... i will definately contribute end applciations demonstrating this.
I'm not familiar with this project. But a minimal local http server is pretty simple to implement in Java. That way you can combine your own Java code with a XUL frontend or whatever.
I even have written such a server (not fully http 1.1 compliant). If there's any interest, I'd be willing to provide the code.
#5 Re: local http server?
Friday July 25th, 2003 12:05 PM
How about a port of Java to Mozilla/XUL? That way the Java runtime would be cross platform as well...ok that would be too much work.
> How about a port of Java to Mozilla/XUL?
You might wonna check out the XUL Alliance site @ <http://xul.sourceforge> that lists dozen of XUL engines/browsers/runtimes in Java that let you build UIs using XML. While most projects use their own XUL (XML UI) dialects/flavors usually they are pretty close to the Mozilla XUL "gold standard".
#7 java.mozdev.org XUL News Wire Story
Friday July 25th, 2003 1:52 PM
Great initiative. Keep it up. I've written up a story titled "java.mozdev.org: Initiative To Add Java to Mozilla Goes Live" for the XUL News Wire online @ <http://article.gmane.org/…comp.lang.xul.announce/66>
#10 update BlackConnect mozilla.org project page
Saturday July 26th, 2003 11:24 PM
Great news, <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/blackwood/connect/> and maybe <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/blackwood/> should be updated.
"Concisely summarize and contrast Rhino, Jazilla, BlackConnect, and Luxor" -- I think I'd get a 'B minus' :)