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.

#3 Re: XUL vs XAML

by d4mo

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 6:41 AM

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The key part here is that Moz may be an "Easy-to-Use" destop gui, in the same direction that microsoft is going.... BUT... until the opensource community come up with a IDE that can compete with VS.Net (JBuilder and Eclipse, as IDE's go, don't come close IMHO), it wont be an "Easy-to-Dev-for" desktop gui. Or AS easy.

I only briefly looked into XUL programming, binding XUL events to javascript and XPCOM seems, compared to C# and VS.Net a little messy, and perhaps more difficult to debug the MS's solution. Do correct me if I am wrong (it's an opinion anyway!).