I'm now in documentation writing mode. I've been working on a couple of new Mozilla documents. I thought I'd ask if anyone had anything specific they want documented so that I can focus on that instead of writing something that no one wants.
How about a very hands on tutorial to a _small_ xul app? Something that would be easy to get your head around and would simplistically show the power of xul. Preferably fitted in to one file with step by step documentation. Nothing of the magnitude of xul tutorial, but something you could just glance at to get what xul looks like.
Posted by Gottago on December 20, 2003 2:06
How about the preferences system?
Posted by Paul Everitt on December 20, 2003 3:37
I'd love an example, with explanation of drag 'n' drop between 2 trees with remote rdf data. And flushing the data back to disk.
Or a check list or summary of requirements and security features that must be set for reading and writing of:
local rdf, files
I've found xul fantastic and fast for building UI's. The xul tutorial is great for quickly getting going but the learning curve grows extremely quickly once you start trying to read/write remote data/rdf using drag 'n' drop trees, list boxes etc. In some ways XUL needs a set of mega-widgets for people to quickly move on from the basics.
Just some thoughts
Posted by Guy Robinson on December 20, 2003 6:00
Something to complete the SDK Part 7 "Creating a Mozilla/Firebird Extension".
It would be useful a small application that use WSDL Proxy Factory. (to document the Mozilla API part 11 - WSDL)
Posted by Faser on December 20, 2003 8:15
Gottago - the XUL App Tutorial is intended to be this. Perhaps you would prefer a single page intro to a simple xul application that doesn't use chrome?
Paul - what about http://www.xulplanet.com/tutorials/xulqa/q_prefs.html
Posted by Neil Deakin on December 20, 2003 11:39
I'd like to see more detail about how Mozilla works with RDF.
Posted by Ken Walker on December 20, 2003 12:59
Better documentation on all the XPCOM components :P Seriously a somewhat more indepth look at using XPCOM would help (or a link to one that already exists, I looked and couldn't find one).
And I don't know how useful or easy it would be to do this, but it would be nice for the XPCOM reference to provide links to the sourcecode for each component.
Posted by starwed on December 20, 2003 4:19
+1 on RDF documentation, with particular concern for the places where Moz departs from the latest W3C specs, on consuming remote RDF, and on Mozilla's own RDF vocabularies.
I'd be happy to help review any new docs and find folks from the RDF community to assist...
Posted by Dan Brickley on December 20, 2003 5:10
Another +1 to RDF. I'm not familiar with the insides of Mozilla (hence the request) but would be happy to review what I could.
Posted by Danny on December 21, 2003 6:45
Another +1 to the RDF part.
I especially agree on Guy Robinsons topic about remote RDF and dragging between trees and writing them back to disk or URL.
So far I have not even managed to get an RDF source reloaded or sorted wich should be fairly easy anyway.
But I get "Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to create wrapper for object of class UnnamedClass" and start to run out of clues what to do next.
Posted by Olav Roth on January 3, 2004 4:29
Great tutorials, btw!
It would be nice to have a list of all the things that you can create overlays for, as i'm quite new to all this, and it's hard work trying to find a project that uses/changes something that i'm trying to do, and then finding the bit in the various project files that does something similar to what i want!
Posted by Chris Clemson on January 15, 2004 10:53
Mee too on the RDF.
(Developing in the chrome is a royal pain for us OS X folks, since the folder struture of the Mozilla app is bundled inside a "package" that's hard to wokr with. So examples that don't require a chrome app are more helpful.)
Thanks for the great reference site, BTW.
Posted by Ian Beatty on March 15, 2004 2:40
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