Mozilla Wins XUL Motor of the Year 2003 Award

Saturday January 3rd, 2004

Gerald Bauer writes: "The Richmond Post — a news blog chronicling the XUL Revolution — announced the winners of the XUL Motor of the Year 2003 award today [Friday]. Mozilla leads the pack with 98 votes (31%) followed by two Java XUL motors (Swix and Thinlet) and a Flash XUL motor (Zulu)."

Given that Mozilla is the only "XUL motor" on the award shortlist to actually support the XUL specification, it is hard to see how anything else could have won. Unless of course you use 'XUL' to mean any XML-based declaritive markup language, in which case you probably also use 'Java' to refer to any object-oriented programming language and 'English' to describe any language that uses the Latin alphabet.

#24 Just change the name

by BradNeuberg <>

Sunday January 4th, 2004 6:41 PM

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Gerald, the crux of the matter seems to be that you have taken the word XUL and made it more generic than many XUL-hackers want. Why don't you just come up with another acronym to refer to applications which create GUIs driven by XML-based user-interfaces? Is that really so hard? Then you can move beyond those who want to split-hairs with you and continue your advocacy work.

Brad Neuberg