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New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

Tuesday May 11th, 1999

The XPToolkit team has been working hard to document all of the features of the new UI, and that work has begun showing up here. The new docs include how to set various items in the chrome, what is not working, and what is going to change in the future.

If you are working on your own custom UI, be sure to check this out, as it will not only explain what tags to use for each area of the UI, but also how each of the tags works and interacts with the rest of the client.


#1 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensenba@yahoo.com>

Tuesday May 11th, 1999 7:03 PM

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Is the wrapper for Mozilla going to be a XUL interface?

If so, how will it's performance be relative to a platform specific UI wrapper?

What I'm getting at here is that it doesn't seem to make sense to develop a 'small' browsing component who's interface requires a 'high-end' system.

Don't mean to sound critical, from my own experience I've observed that customizable 'skins' come at a great price... performance.

#2 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Tuesday May 11th, 1999 7:21 PM

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xul describes the user interface the UI is rendered by the layout engine app services are acessed by javascript when mozilla is finished the UI will probably render almost as quick as a scripted web page

pete

#3 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Tuesday May 11th, 1999 8:50 PM

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Almost as quick as a scripted web page?

I read that as: Yes, it will be slow compared to a platform specific UI.

Does anybody, by chance, know the approximate percentage of developers working on Mozilla who are from the Unix camp?

#4 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 6:46 AM

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Why don't you just Download M5 for yourself and see the speed?

#5 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 7:25 AM

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I already have! :-o

#6 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 7:44 AM

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i'm a freBSD user

pete

#7 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 7:48 AM

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jump on the mozilla unix mailing list

it seems pretty even between mac windows and unix

sorry: freeBSD not freBSD

#8 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 7:54 AM

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hmmm

i did a time check i'm running mozilla on freeBSD 3.1 release w/350 processor using enlightenment wm

it took 25 secs for mozilla to launch

it took netscape 4.5 27 secs to start

this is a pretty good sign since mozilla is an alpha piece of software

pete

#9 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 8:05 AM

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I'm running a ROM modified Win98 and Netscape 4.08 took about 6 seconds to load on my P200! :)

#10 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 8:28 AM

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yea 4.x runs like a dog on unix i think netscape gives windows releases more attention because of the windows market and when you are poting to so many platforms it is extremely hard to run super effecient everywhere

example: my pentium 75 machine at home with win 95 opens faster than my unix machine here at work

my GNU tools run like a dog on winnt

porting software aint easy

hey M figures if they rule the world then they don't have to wory about porting

this will change

:-)

#11 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by arielb

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 11:48 AM

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ROM as in Revenge of Mozilla btw I'm downloading navigatorx right now

#12 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Wednesday May 12th, 1999 5:56 PM

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To arielb: Cool... Hope you like it.

I'm not sure when you made the above post... I updated the NavX this morning:

<http://www.silverlink.net/~jensenba/>

The location bar is fully functional now... plus, a few menu items have been enabled, etc...

#13 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by simeon

Thursday May 13th, 1999 11:15 AM

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OLEVariant: This sounds really cool - how about a screenshot?

#14 Re:New XPToolkit Docs Coming Online

by OLEVariant <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Thursday May 13th, 1999 11:35 AM

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Simeon: I just revamped the ROM/NavX site... there is a little screenshot of NavX in the NavX Info section.

<http://www.silverlink.net/~jensenba/>

More to come... ;-)