GUI Toolkits(Python and XUL)

Thomas G. Willis thomas.g.willis at pobox.com
Mon Mar 10 00:52:13 CET 2003


Well, I can't remeber exactly where I saw this. But a quick googling 
brought this up.

http://www.activestate.com/Corporate/Communications/Releases/Press959150636.html

http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/137/2000/10/0/4572822/

Looks like Activestate has abandoned this since there download links are 
dead on ASPN.

Anyone have a definitive answer for whether this has been officially 
discontinued or not?




John J Lee wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Mar 2003, Thomas G. Willis wrote:
> [...]
> 
>>So, if I wanted to render a UI in XUL to yield all the benefits of HTML
>>in the presentation logic, but have event handlers from the DHTML DOM
>>point to/call/manipulate objects written in python, I'm S.O.L. right
>>now. Supposedly the mozilla folks are working on this or at least have
>>stated a desire to get XUL into languages other than C++ or Javascript.
> 
> 
> Any links on this?  Presumably this effort is related to XPCOM?
> 
> I have been thinking a little about wiring up Mozilla's Javascript
> interpreter with Python, probably using SWIG, for web automation purposes
> (automatic execution of HTML-embedded JS from Python, with a limited DOM
> (mostly stubs), and ability to override event handlers in Python).  This
> sounds like it might possibly be relevant to that.
> 
> 
> John
> 

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