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.

#46 Renaissance - XUL for Cocoa

by geraldb

Wednesday January 7th, 2004 6:07 PM

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> Uhhh... "XUL" isn't generic. Nobody says it's generic except you.

Sorry to break your bubble. May I point out Kimbro Staken's blog story titled "Renaissance - XUL for Cocoa" online @ <http://www.xmldatabases.o…ance_-_XUL_for_Cocoa.item>

If I may quote: This morning I was playing around with Renaissance which is a XML user interface language for building Mac OS X Cocoa applications. OK, actually it's a XUL for building applications that can target both Mac OS X and GNUStep, but I just call it cool. I've been checking out all the various XUL languages. Obviously, Mozilla XUL is the most well known, but it's far from the only one. I have a lot of ideas for cool stuff to do with a XUL and I'd been thinking a lot about writing one for Cocoa, fortunately I don't have to.