[Project_owners] Death of Seamonkey

GuruJ GuruJ at mbox.com.au
Fri Mar 11 22:56:01 EST 2005

(Disclaimer up front:  I'm a big fan of the Mozilla Suite.)

Okay, I'm confused.

I understand that Firefox and Thunderbird have changed XUL toolkits, and 
that this is one of the reasons why UI work on the suite has stagnated.

I *thought* this change was made to allow the use of native GUI widgets 
within Firefox.  This was one the reasons why I stuck with SeaMonkey 
since I loved the central idea of the XPFE -- that you could produce 
Moz-apps which would appear close to identical on all platforms.

Am I wrong?  What can XPFE do that the FF/TB toolkits can't and vice 
versa?  Can anyone simply explain the differences to me, or at least 
point me to a good web page on the matter?

-- GuruJ.

Richard Klein wrote:

> If they change the suite to not use xpfe MoFo only has to maintain one 
> toolkit.  You could keep most of the appearance and functionality of the 
> suite by just using a different theme and slightly different bindings.
> Pete Collins wrote:
>> The suite should remain logically where it is.
>> Any good features from firefox should be ported over to the xpfe 
>> toolkit ...
>> --pete
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