Mozedit 0.1.1 Final Released
Saturday November 22nd, 2003
Mark Bokil writes: "A stable version of Mozedit was released today (0.1.1 final). Mozedit is an advanced text editor modeled after BBEdit and HomeSite. Significant features aimed at web development have been added. The extension is now compatible with both Mozilla and Firebird and an optional Emacs mode is available. You can download the extension at http://mozedit.mozdev.org/installation.html. Screenshots are available at http://mozedit.mozdev.org/screenshots.html."
I'd love to have this as standalone editor! The UI is nice, it's already very functional and promising.
#2 Re: This editor rocks!
Sunday November 23rd, 2003 5:16 AM
A big "me too" for the standalone version. I'll wait. :)
As an extension, this editor is around 100KB. A standalone version would need to include all the back-end stuff, and would be a 5MB download or something like that. I can't see too many people wanting to download that... (not to mention the fact that the memory usage also wouldn't be shared, so the editor would be huge in memory as well).
Making everything standalone makes no sense when it means having several copies of the chunky backend...
#4 Re: Re: Re: This editor rocks!
Sunday November 23rd, 2003 8:09 AM
This is exactly the problem that GRE is suppoed to solve
#5 Re: Re: Re: Re: This editor rocks!
Sunday November 23rd, 2003 8:41 AM
But firebird and thunderbird currently are not using GRE and are quite object to it somehow (it seems). Seriously, I support standa alone version with GRE, but without GRE, people who use "suite" instead of "standalone" would like a "real suite" instead of "multiple standalone". That is, without GRE, the revolution is unsuccessful unless we continue maintain a suite copy with the new XUL library and interface design.... (?)
If what we accomplish with all this separation is that shared libraries are going to be duplicated on the disk and in memory, we will have taken the wrong course. I hope that GRE is being left out because including it would slow down development. But at some point, I hope there is a detection mechanism so that all these apps can share libraries, at least in memory, if not on the disk. Maybe once things stabilize more, developers can start thinking about a way to do that.
For my part, I'm happy with Mozedit being an extension of Firebird, and I'd love it if there were a package of Thunderbird that would install as an extension of Firebird rather than as a standalone. But we would definitely need GRE for that. I'm happy to wait for a while, but I hope this is on the agenda somewhere down the line.
Thanks for the comments. I will continue to work on Mozedit adding new features when time permits. There is a special easter egg in Mozedit with a funny message. Enjoy.
#8 Mozedit updated for Mac OSX/Linux
Monday November 24th, 2003 3:40 PM
A Mac user reported a problem with the options dialog not writing preferences correctly. This bug was fixed today. It wasnt' really my bad though. I discovered that the permissioning scheme had changed slightly in the latest JSLib and creating a directory without setting the permissions doesn't create a directory with the permissions of the parent directory any more. Delete your old mozeditproperties folder and reinstall the XPI on mozedit.mozdev.org