New Project - Managing 3rd Party Add-ins
Thursday July 8th, 1999
Ben Goodger is working on a new project for Mozilla that will aid in the management of third-party UI addins. Ben writes:
"Anticipating a large number of third party add-ins after Mozilla is released, I've come up with a way of presenting them so they can be accessed quickly without occupying lots of toolbar buttons or menu items. The idea revolves around a customisable popup menubutton on the toolbar. A full description of the idea (with some screenshots) is available at the webpage I put up"
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Thursday July 8th, 1999 6:57 PM
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[From Ben's Site]"I'll look and see how most people are presenting their add ons, and if a common method is used, ..."
I think we (we being, of course, other people much more skilled in XUL than I ;) ) should try and develop a standard way BEFORE it hits the streets. I'm sure that other people will find all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to produce After-Market add ons, but if a standard, secure and reliable method is put forward from Day one, you will find many more add ons showing up sooner.
Also, with a standardized method from the start, it will discourage many part-time hacks from doing mean nasty things to try and add a button. And with fewer mean nasty hacks, joe-average user will be more inclined to try some add-ons (and subsequantly Mozilla)