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Linux Today Article Recommends Sun Adopt XUL for Java

Friday February 27th, 2004

Tomas Marek (marek<AT>tipsport<DOT>cz) and guzzi333 pointed us towards a Linux Today article in which Ganesh Prasad argues that Sun should levarage the work of the open-source community to improve enterprise Java and fight back against Microsoft's .NET. The author singles out client-side rich user interfaces as an area in which Java is weak, and recommends that Sun adopt XUL to fill the gap. This would help to combat Microsoft's XAML technology, which is similar to XUL and designed to work well with .NET applications. Prasad also claims that Sun could give credibility to XUL and encourages the company to work with the Mozilla Foundation to get the language endorsed as a W3C standard.


#2 XUL Alliance Champions XUL Players for Java

by geraldb

Friday February 27th, 2004 10:20 PM

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Just to let you know that many free, open source XUL (XML UI Language) players/browsers/runtimes exist already e.g. SwiXML, Ibex, Luxor, Thinlet, Beryl and many more. See the XUL Alliance online @ <http://xul.sourceforge.net> or the XUL News Wire online @ <http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.xul.announce> for details. Note, that Mozilla XUL is just one of many XUL (XML UI Language) dialects.