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[quote=ndebord] [quote=snuz2] To clarify, XULrunner is Mozilla's cross platform application framework. It is more or less the engine that runs firefox and its interface. In other words, it runs XUL applications without having FF open. Examples of XUL applications are firefox user interface and extensions. Kmeleon has limited ability to run these XUL applications, presumably by mapping XUL functions ( like buttons and toolbars) to similar native Windows functions. Conkeror is an example of a web browser someone wrote in XUL, but it's not FF. This gave Fred the idea that we could rewrite KMeleon in XUL. Starting over. XULrunner updates with FF ( at least for now) and has all the latest Gecko code, so there will be no more problems with keeping up with Mozilla ( well, not really, but a big improvement). Can XULrunner support a graphical web browser? Yeah, there's one called Firefox you might have heard of. It's interface is written in XUL. So moving to XUL is using FF's engine for everything but putting a different look and function on it. different look, maybe some different capabilities. It's a complete rewrite of Kmeleon and removes the advantages of the Windows based interface that KMeleon always has used, called MFC. It will be bigger and probably slightly slower than FF. Even if we retain KMM macro language, we probably can't reuse any of the code from the old KMeleon. That's why it would be good to think about if this is really desirable. I DO think it is desirable to bring KMeleon up to FF3.6 level, and maybe not too much work, before even contemplate XULrunner.[/quote] snuz2, Like your approach... baby steps first, if I may presume. FF 3.6 (Gecko 1.9.2) gives you at least until April (we'll know more from the Feb Mozilla meeting) before EOL. Down the road? I'm not a coder. All I know is what I've heard here: the choices seem to be trying to redo with latest Gecko engine (traditiional KM), use XulRunner (and going to XUL, but with KKO's macro language and losing windows APIs) and the last, keeping KKO's scripting language but changing the underlying engine to non-Mozilla WebKit.[/quote]
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