maintained by Chris Nelson <email@example.com>
Last Updated Saturday, November 14th, 1998
There has been a lot of behind the scenes reshuffling at the Mozilla Project this week. Because of this, a number of the module names no longer apply; I used the old names this week. There should be new module names next week, and we should have more to report on the restructuring as the pieces fall into place.
Chris Waterson writes in with this RDF update: "XPCOM-ed portions of hypertree back-end to work with a new XPFE tree widget that's being written. Getting ready to land mozilla/rdf into the main NGLayout build." (See the XPFE status below to see David Hyatt's update on this)
Bill Law writes, "Greetings. I suggested last week that we'd have our act together by the end of this week so I feel obliged to reply (even though we may not truly have our act together).
I've spent less and less time on the OS/2 port. Meanwhile, the OS/2 port has made incredible progress (it seems the XPViewer runs there better than just about anywhere, including perhaps Windows). So I guess this makes me the "ex" OS/2 platform owner. The *real* owners are now Henry Sobotka <firstname.lastname@example.org> and John Fairhurst <email@example.com>. I'm working on getting them ordained as the official "owners" of the OS/2 platform. I think the OS/2 platform demonstrates the value of Mozilla as much as anything else out there.
I'm not sure the "WinFE" has a story in the new scheme of things. The Windows platform continues to be crucial and we will definitely be devoting resources to doing Windows-specific features. It's just that there doesn't seem to be a central repository for the Windows-specific code any more. Instead, there's Windows-specific implementation scattered throughout the code base."
Mike Pinkerton writes, "I've been working on the XPToolkit pages on mozilla.org (http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/) and trying to fix the event system on Mac, which is strongly coupled between the viewer and the NGLayout engine. Until we fix this, the Mac version can't be embedded in anything except the viewer test apps!
Chris Saari has been working on Mac redraw issues and now has it redrawing without the garbage!
The entire group has been in meetings trying to figure out our direction. We're really excited and think we're going to be able to do some really cool thinks with XML-based UI specification."
David Hyatt writes, "I'm busy working on the trees and toolbars that will be hooked up to RDF."
Mike McCabe also has this news:
"One, in the Just For Fun department:
John Bandhauer writes in:
Here's Akkana's update on the status of the editor (composer) through the transition:
We've been dividing our time this past week between:
Vidur Apparao writes in with his first update as the owner of the XML module...
In the last week or so, we've got some basic XML display with CSS working. The basic list of working features is:
Chuck Boatwright writes in with this Directory SDK update:
On November 20th, the default build system for mozilla (Unix) will be based on autoconf. All static makefiles will be removed from the tree and all support will cease for the static makefile build system.
If you have not familiarized yourself with autoconf, there are several excellent references to get you up to speed. The first is the autoconf web page on mozilla.org. Here, you can find instructions on how to get started with autoconf and how to build nglayout using it.
Also, those unfamiliar with autoconf should review the following documentation:
There are some things that will need to be cleaned up and improved. Review this NOW and ask questions so that we can get them resolved before the old build system is killed. You can direct questions and concerns to the newsgroups, not to internal mailing lists.
Many thanks should be extended to Chris Seawood <firstname.lastname@example.org> for making this happen.