ANN: Python GUI development using XULRunner

Don Spaulding donspauldingii at
Wed Sep 17 19:56:39 CEST 2008

On Sep 16, 8:29 pm, Todd Whiteman <to... at> wrote:
> I've put together a tutorial that shows off how to build a GUI
> application using XULRunner (same architectural components as Firefox
> uses) that can be used in conjunction with the Python programming language.
> The tutorial covers how to build a Python/XULRunner GUI application:
> The details in this tutorial covers the initial setup to full
> packaging/deployment, mostly targeting a Windows/Linux platform (MacOSX
> is possible with a few deviations, I have tried to cover these
> deviations where applicable).
> Feedback is welcome.
> Cheers,
> Todd

I get to the "Running" step and run into "Couldn't load XPCOM."

Does this work on x86_64?  Or have I made a rookie mistake?

xulapp1$ ls
app  docs  installer  pyxpcom_gui_app
xulapp1$ cd pyxpcom_gui_app/
pyxpcom_gui_app$ ls
application.ini  components  extensions  pyxpcom_gui_app
chrome           defaults    pylib       xulrunner
pyxpcom_gui_app$ ./pyxpcom_gui_app
Couldn't load XPCOM.

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