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== Project News ==
== Project News ==
'''December 11, 2006 by cbguy1'''
Sherman and I just finished compiling and editing the XulRunner Guide and converted it to PDF format.
'''December 10, 2006 by mylau'''
'''December 10, 2006 by mylau'''

Revision as of 20:48, 11 December 2006

Project Name

XUL Runner Guide

Project Description

The XULRunner project provides an "application runner" for building apps -- like Firefox, Thunderbird, and Sunbird -- atop the Mozilla toolkit framework. It needs a guide outlined, high-priority parts written, and examples created to help people get started.

Related tech and skills: XUL, documentation, cross-platform testing.

Project Leader(s)

Michael Lau (mylau)

Colin Guy (Guiness)

Project Contributor(s)

  • Added how to install XULRunner on Windows.
  • Provided lots of comments on how to fix the Hello World section of the guide
  • Introduced us to mfinkle on IRC and also gave us his blog

Project Details

XULRunner Guide Outline

XULRunner Guide

XULRunner Guide Todo List

  • Have the conversion between XULRunner application to extensions and vice versa. (This part isn't very important to have in the guide but its good to have) -- assigned to Vpmirand and PStD
  • Add ways of debugging XULRunner application on the guide -- assigned to mylau done
  • Proof read guide -- assigned to Elichak
  • Put the whole guide into PDF format. (Once everything is done) -- assigned to Cbguy1
  • Have a title page picture of XULRunner. (good to have)

Note: If you would like to contribute to any of this in the todo list or would like to add something to the todo list, please notify the Project leaders. Also, just because someone is already assigned to it, does not mean you cannot also work on it.

Project News

December 11, 2006 by cbguy1 Sherman and I just finished compiling and editing the XulRunner Guide and converted it to PDF format.

December 10, 2006 by mylau I added some of the minor details elichak mentioned in the Hello World discussion. She helped find a lot of the little mistakes that I would have never found. Just to note one thing she mentionied, posting bat files which creates the directory tree automatically, this won't be a good idea for the guide. The main reason is that bat files are Window's specific. Until someone creates a script which auto-creates directories for Linux and Mac, I won't put the bat file but thanks for the help.

December 9, 2006 by mylau Today I found a really good link for Deubbing XULRunner applications. I also finally finished the debugging XULRunner part of the guide. Looks like the guide is in good shape for the deliverable that will be sent to David Humphrey. All that needs to be done which is mandatory is putting the information in the wiki into PDF which Cbguy1 said would do.

Other things I worked on:

  • Updated Todo list
  • Updated the contribution list

December 8, 2006 by mylau

  • Emailed bsmedberg on our progress of the guide and asked his feedback. Also mentioned to him that Colin and I will be sending him a PDF of our guide to date.
  • Special thanks to User: Dwwoodsi for letting me know about the new Mozilla person mfinkle. I spoke to mfinkle about our guide and asked the person to provide feedback. mfinkle will most likely be emailing me back with feedback by the end of the day. Hopefully I'll have time to incorporate his feedback into the guide as well.

December 6, 2006 by mylau

Added a TODO list for the project

December 5, 2006 by mylau

  • Converting to PDF

Talked to elichak about the conversion between Wiki and PDF. She mentioned the fact that in order to convert Wikis into PDF, I would need to embed some code like PHP into the Wiki for the converting program to work. This theory of her's did make senes since due to the research I've done last week had the same results. If I were to automate the PDF conversion, I would have to talk to ACS since they own the code base for zenit. I don't think I'll be using that method. It's too much of a hassle. Since the document seems pretty short, I'm going to put it into the PDF manually.

  • I moved the November project news to an achieve.
  • Debugging XULRunner

I've went back to listen to the workshop Ben Smedberg gave about XULRunner. I jotted some notes about how he debugged XULRunner and plan to post that section up on the guide later in the week.

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