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Making applications for the Mozilla platform is a pain. Even with recent improvements like XUL Runner, setting up a basic build system for use in the Mozilla platform is not easy. How can you take advantage of all of the Mozilla platform's great abilities without spending hours getting set up? Using MozCreator!
MozCreator is a cross-platform, Java-based development environment for the Mozilla platform. MozCreator can set up all the necessary components to constructing your own Firefox/Thunderbird extension or simply a cross-platform application based on Mozilla Platform.
MozCreator 0.3 Alpha released!
This is the first Alpha release of MozCreator!
- Custom build, run, and debug commands
- XML Inspector
- Macros (alpha)
- XUL Runner applications
- Built on Eclipse SWT
- Smallest and fastest MozCreator release so far!
|M1 (released)|| - General workspace environment
- JAR compilations
- Automatic contents.rdf generation.
- tabbed document environment
|M2 (released)||- A more Visual Studio-like environment
- Run JAR builds
- Move close to Beta quality
|0.3 Alpha (released)||- Based on the Eclipse platform giving a fast, native look and feel
- XML tree viewer
- Macros (beta)
- Make default projects do XulRunner apps instead of basic JAR apps.
- Custom run, build, and debug command lines
- Wiki help viewer
|0.4 Alpha||- Tasks tracking
- source code highlighting
Have a feature you want for the next MozCreator release?
Please email us your feedback! We'd love to know what you'd like to see in the next MozCreator release!
Interesting in contributing?
We need Java programmers really bad. If you're interested in contributing to the MozCreator project and have some Java experience, take a peak at the source code and consider contributing patches through Bugzilla. Once you've demonstrated your abilities we will grant you CVS access. Contributing to MozCreator can be an exciting and rewarding experience so I encourage you to contribute. It could be worthwhile.
Want to help make MozCreator better for Mozilla developers? One of the most helpful things you can do is try out MozCreator and tell us what you think! Just download a recently nightly build and file any bugs you find. Please also tell us things you feel are missing from MozCreator.
We're currently writing help documentation for MozCreator at the help wiki. If you have any documentation on MozCreator or developing Mozilla applications that you'd like to add, feel free to edit the wiki.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us.
- R.J. Keller - Lead Developer