[Project_owners] SeaMonkey XPFE -> toolkit transition

Axel Hecht axel at pike.org
Tue Jun 14 16:59:38 EDT 2005


Karsten Düsterloh wrote:
> Axel Hecht aber hob zu reden an und schrieb:
> 
>>I would like to note that the goal is to make seamonkey a toolkit app. 
>>That involves much more than outlined here, and rules out some of the 
>>approaches (like #ifdefs).
> 
> 
> Yeah, undoubtly. My post here is focused on the more visible effects,
> like widget feature loss, though.
> 
> My thoughts are based on a "do not change toolkit" approach, because
> toolkit owners are/seem to be extremely hesitant to make even minimal
> changes at all (see the killed 'redo' context menu item on textboxes).
> 
> 
>>We may want to look at catalogs and default stylesheets again, and get 
>>rid of the "you gotta include xul.css" alltogether, which would enable 
>>us to just load xpfe.css instead and include toolkits xul.css from there.
> 
> 
> This would be helpful, agreed.
> For toolkit apps that want to use a different widget set, it would still
> be nice to have a global (empty?) default include CSS file that could be
> overlayed to get rid of the need of including eg. xpfe.css in each and
> every file...
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92452. Old stories :-(

I bet we could make the catalog bug helpwanted, if someone wants to give 
it a shot.

Axel


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