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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.


#1 [note]

by wiredearp

Friday November 21st, 2003 12:08 AM

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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].

#2 Mozilla in Zulu

by PaulBe

Friday November 21st, 2003 5:29 AM

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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"

by geraldb

Friday November 21st, 2003 8:10 AM

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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.

#4 Flex like Swing?

by bmacfarland

Friday November 21st, 2003 8:19 AM

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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.

#5 Cool

by jedbro

Sunday November 23rd, 2003 3:20 PM

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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)