MozillaZine

Project Aims to Combine Mozilla and Java

Thursday July 24th, 2003

Brad GNUberg writes: "The goal is simple. Build a Mozilla application so that a Java backend can be used to interact with a Mozilla/XUL front-end. It makes sense. Combine the power of Java's server libraries with the interactivity and user interface capability of Mozilla. Kevin Burton and Brad GNUberg are proud to announce java.mozdev.org, a central repository for open-source projects making this vision true. We have already posted two projects furthering this goal. First is a new build of BlackConnect for Mozilla 1.4 and JDK 1.3.1. BlackConnect is a pretty aggressive project... a full port of XPCOM to Java. This will allow developers to write components in JavaScript, C++, or Java and seamlessly integrate components used in other languages within the Mozilla platform. The second major project on java.mozdev.org are XPI builds of the Java Runtime, making installation of Java within Mozilla seamless for your Java-based Mozilla plugins. We need developers and testers!"


#1 Everyone thank Brad...

by burtonator

Thursday July 24th, 2003 10:36 PM

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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 :)

Kevin