[Project_owners] Question: Mozilla Development
john at brandxcomputers.com
Thu Mar 24 12:00:10 EST 2005
Pete Collins wrote:
> I have some basic questions regards Mozilla development for Mozdev
> When developing Moz code what editor do you use?
> What platform do you use for primary development?
About 75% Win XP, about 25% Mac OS X.
> If you are writing some js code let's say this bit below:
> var prefs = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/preferences-service;1"].
> How would you actually write this code?
> Copy and paste it from somewhere else?
Copy and Paste
> Do you type it manually from memory?
> How do you obtain the contractID or interface to use to instantiate a
> eg: "@mozilla.org/preferences-service;1", "nsIPrefBranch"
> How about if you were writing a new XUL file from scratch, how would
> you do it?
> Let's say you wanted to add the code below, how would you do it?
> <toolbarbutton type="menu">
> <menuitem />
Copy and Paste a known working snippet, then modify to meet the needs of
the new code.
> Same with css, let's say you wanted to add some style rules to an
> -moz-image-region: rect(0, 388px, 20px, 292px);
> Is the rule "-moz-image-region" committed to memory or a search and
> paste action?
Pasted from a sample of working code.
> I'm very curious to see how everyone does things. How the act of
> actually writing the code works for different people.
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