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.

#92 Slowness

by Brad Neuberg <>

Wednesday May 26th, 1999 1:55 PM

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While I agree that XUL is very cool, if it cannot provide the performance necessary for the Win32 platform then we need to create a seperate UI just for win32. I find that XUL seems to be quite slow right now on my Linux and NT box, but this could be due to XUL bugs that can be fixed. If the slowness cannot be fixed, then this is a serious issue, cross-platform or not. And trust me, I am a dedicated Java coder who is seriously into cross-platform, but I know the advantages and disadvantages of cross-platform. <b>So the big question is: Is XUL's slowness due to its interpreted and run-time nature, and therefore it can't be fixed, or is it due to bugs which _can_ be fixed?</b>

Brad Neuberg