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, 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 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!"

#2 Thanks to Marcus Fellinger too

by BradNeuberg <>

Thursday July 24th, 2003 11:13 PM

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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.