Zulu Layout Engine Combines XUL and Flash
Thursday November 20th, 2003
Daniel Glazman wrote in to tell us about Zulu, a tool for creating Flash user interfaces using a modified version of XUL. The Zulu site features some tutorials, which include working examples. An alpha version of Zulu Web Edition is available for download.
One would probably want to compare this to MXML, Macromedias own markup language for serverside flash generation currently in beta over at <http://www.macromedia.com…ex/articles/paradigm.html> [tip from Neil Deakins blog].
In other news, Mozilla suite (at least v. 1.3.1) is available in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, SiSwati languages. see: <http://translate.org.za/>
#3 XUL News Wire Stories About Macromedia "XUL"
Friday November 21st, 2003 8:10 AM
Allow me to hightlight two XUL News Wire stories about the XUL-like Macromedia markup language to create rich UIs using XML.
* Macromedia XUL (= MXML - Macromedia FleX Markup Language) Now Live online @ <http://article.gmane.org/…omp.lang.xul.announce/156>
* Macromedia XUL Blogger Spotlight online @ <http://article.gmane.org/…omp.lang.xul.announce/158>
To wrap up the post allow me quote Macromedia employee Sean Neville:
I think the base Flex UI syntax is very similar to that of XUL. This is a good thing because I personally like that portion of XUL, and I'd certainly be interested in figuring out how we could give back to the XUL community, or if despite the other differences a lot of folks really do view this as a version of XUL and want that name applied in some extended form.
From what I've heard (and I haven't done the research), Flex is more similar to Java's Swing overall, but it does share some similarities with XUL.
This sounds pretty cool. And unlike most of the crap GeraldB posts, this one atually does use a subset of XUL
Thanks Daniel for pointing this out, and thanks for your awesome work on Composer++ (Nvu)
(quote) XUL enabled Implements a subset of the XUL specification. (/quote)