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.
#277 Re:Pipe Dream Alert
by SomeSmartAss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tuesday June 1st, 1999 3:00 PM
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"Inability to integrate with OS, namely windows:"
It does have an ActiveX based rendering engine (at least the Win32 version) which, essentially mimicks the back-end interface of IE. Its only missing the elements that are IE specific (VBScript, the ability to render MS specific file types, and protocols) With a bit of work (granted, a fair bit, and by someone much more adept at coding than I) It should be possible to replace the EI engine as the default rendering engine for MS products.
The VBScript thing would be difficult (read proprietary), but Corel has licenced it... maybe they'll integrate it into a CorelZilla...
Don't get me wrong here, Standards compliance First and foremost; but you can almost imagine the "burns Redmond's ass" potential of replaicing their massive, buggy rendering engine with Gecko with in the OS itself (or at least the parts they're telling us is part of the OS).
Heck, with enough hacking around, you might even be able to replace explorer.exe and most of the GUI.