XUL behavior in Python via XPCOM, Mozilla

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Sat Nov 12 21:27:01 CET 2005


On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 14:25:51 -0600, Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> wrote:
>I recently saw a claim that Mozilla XUL behaviors (normally
>scripted in Javascript) can (or perhaps will) be scriptable
>in Python.
>
>Also, "other languages such as Java or Python are supported
>through XPCOM", said about Mozilla (from Luxor website).
>
>Yes, I know several ways to *generate* XUL from Python, and
>at least one way to use XUL to create interfaces for Python
>programs, but in this case, I'm talking about defining
>button action behavior in XUL by calling Python scripts.
>
>I know that Javascript is the preferred language, but I've
>seen several references to being able to do this in Python,
>including a claim that a release was targeted for early
>November (2005), to provide this.
>
>Now I can't find it again.  Anyway, I was hoping someone
>on c.l.p / python.org would have a reliable reference on
>this.

I'm not sure which claim you read, but perhaps it was in reference to PyXPCOM?  <http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/Komodo/PyXPCOM/>

I'm not quite sure if you are looking for the product itself or the announcement about it.  Anyway, hope this helps.

Jean-Paul



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