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By: Lukas Ramach

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:10:18 +0000

Basicly i can agree with you about this topic at the current point of development, except for the part where you imply that no one outside mozilla-development understands the startup code.

But what about the ones who use Mozilla as a plattform for years? I get really big headaches when i think about migrating to XUL-Runner from the Mozilla-Suite code base (I have to admit that the headach regarding switching to Firefox is no less). And yes i need hooks in the startup code that XUL-Runner does not provide (at least on first review) e.g. changing the app icon with the MS-Windows hook for all App-Windows (no the id switch is not sufficent for me).

And of course there is always the problem to get the acceptance to use a beta software as a base of a final product...

But nevertheless i hope that XUL-Runner will clean up the mess.




By: Mike

Fri, 18 Nov 2005 02:16:50 +0000

Thanks so much for posting this great read.Danieal seems like he knows what he is talking about most of the time but ti seems he is a bit off on that last passage. Either way like how you pointed out the stupid tax and I hope that we will never have to pay it.




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By: J Wynia

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 15:49:27 +0000

Thank you for that. I'm amazed when people say, "neither of these really solves my problems, but I'll go with the one that solves it the least because of this one minor issue". I've been messing with XULRunner and it's at least as mature as Mozilla itself was when we all jumped on board that particular train. Most of the issues I've had have come from trying to run code that expects to be inside the Firefox or Thunderbird environment and suddenly isn't, so junk breaks.