Mozilla XUL for new application UI.
Has anyone here used XUL for application UI development. Anythoughts. I'm up in the air about it right now, and need someone to push me one way or the other.
If you have to get buy-in, I'd stay away from it. Even if it were good, you'd have to sell it to others who are more familiar with Windows, VB, web, Java, etc.
I always need a buy in when using new technology. I usually just don't go into it blind. I don't need to sell the idea of using XUL to anyone but myself. I wouldn't have even considered it, but I'm pretty impressed with new firebird, so now it looks like an option now. The concept looks good I'm just not sure how good it is in practice. I was just checking out the bookmark manager code in Firebird, and it looks scary.
Look at the rate news are published at xulplanet.com. Nuff said.
There are enormous advantages to using XUL, however the curve can be long in getting productive.
Take a look at Komodo: http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/
Remember the Active State folks made a lot of changes to the mozilla core code to get Komodo done.
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Yet another Mozilla based project:
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