Mozilla as a High-Level, Easy-to-Use Desktop Linux GUI Application Development System

Tuesday January 20th, 2004

Adam Hauner sent us to a link to a LinuxWorld article in which Nigel McFarlane argues that Mozilla is the natural choice for high-level desktop Linux GUI application development. More controversially, McFarlane goes on to claim that application frameworks such as Mozilla are now more critical to the success of open source than the Linux kernel.

#11 XUL Is By Definition Extensible

by geraldb

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 12:36 AM

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> I once read a Xul paper that said it was not intended to be a complete widget set. I can't find the reference, but I guess it's true, isn't > it? Can I make any swing or gtk or qt UI just with xul?

Yes, it's true. Mozilla XUL is not intended as a complete widget set. It's just used to build the Mozilla UI. That's it. Everything else is an afterthought. If you want to use XUL (XML UI Language) to build Swing, Gtk, Swt, Qt apps I invite you to check out the XUL Alliance site that lists alternative XUL runtimes/players/motors/browsers online @ <>