[Project_owners] Death of Seamonkey
richwklein at mchsi.com
Fri Mar 11 06:04:49 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
>> Pete Collins wrote:
>>> The suite should remain logically where it is.
>>> Any good features from firefox should be ported over to the xpfe
>>> toolkit ...
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Actually the 2 front-end toolkits are very similar. the Aviary toolkit
is basically xpfe slightly changed, and with a different default theme.
Check out bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=255807 about
migrating seamonkey to the new toolkit, and bug
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=282177 about resyncing the
xpfe and toolkit bindings.
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