MozillaZine

MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

Monday May 24th, 1999

Steve Morrison, creator of the XULTool, has joined MozillaZine (as some of you may already know). He has been hard at work getting the XULTool working on our site, and we're pleased to announce that the ChromeZone is now online.

Now, with a simple form, you can change the look and feel of Mozilla, and create your own themes! You can also choose from some ready-made themes we have available. You can also send your own themes to ChromeZone for addition to our site.

So, fire up apprunner and head over to the chromeZone.

We got a lot of great entries for our little "name our new chrome area" contest, but in our final vote, "ChromeZone" came out on top. A number of people submitted the name "ChromeZone" or a variation for our contest. Clayton Scott was the first, however, and his prize is a stuffed Mozilla doll from Netscape. I know we didn't promise any prizes for the contest, but we wanted to give something to the winner.

Thanks to everyone for you contributions, and if you have any suggestions for the chromeZone, let us know.


#153 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Thursday May 27th, 1999 11:18 AM

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Umm, I haven't realy looked into the XUL (or XML) definition much, but I'm assuming that you must include it's primary widget definition to use it...

is it posible to "Extend" a widget definition to create new widgets? (i.e. "wackyButton extends class button" kinda stuff, like in Java)

if so, combined with signed/secure .JARs that allow access to client machine file access, and such, one could, **consievably** create a very thin, networkable, MozillaOS based on the XUL,XML the Gecko engine and Necko.

"Apps" could be XUL wrappers downloaded into css defined layers, that for all entents and purposes would act like windows.

realy heavy-duty, and frequently used stuff, would be stored in the cashe and stored locally for quick access, but most of it could reside out on the Internet, available for quick/instant update....

I know that Sun/IBM/Oracle are trying to do the same thing with Java, but it is still a pretty nifty ID.

imagine an Office Suite floating around on the net, free to use by anyone...