MozillaZine Interviews Lead Mozilla Firefox Developer Ben Goodger

Thursday May 27th, 2004

Tom Graham of writes: "Ben Goodger, chief developer of Firefox, has kindly taken the time out of a busy schedule to have a second chat with Development of Firefox, XUL and the future of Firefox all come up with some interesting answers. Read on for an interesting interview, and thanks again to Ben for taking the time."

#3 Re: "XUL Runtime Environment" ???

by dave532

Friday May 28th, 2004 1:27 AM

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As far as I know the XRE would be a superset of the GRE, the GRE just containing the core Gecko components that apps can link against in the standard way. Whereas the XRE would basically be a runner for XUL so you just have to distribute the xul/js/etc files without any need for compilation.

This would lower the barrier for entry as you could create your own standalone apps without the need of a compiler