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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 1:28 pm

scragz wrote:We should also plan ahead and add in a requires array in case any of them depend on each other in the future.


not for the future. my UserStyles extension is an extension to my StyleSelector extension :)
I probabably will combine them back together at some point though

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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 1:31 pm

Well then, who wants to host this thing and who's going to make the super extension that does all the work are the two big questions. I could make it output XML or JS, whichever the extension author would rather work with. I think a lot of this would be depending on the extension uninstall being implemented.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 2:50 pm

scragz wrote:Well then, who wants to host this thing and who's going to make the super extension that does all the work are the two big questions. I could make it output XML or JS, whichever the extension author would rather work with. I think a lot of this would be depending on the extension uninstall being implemented.


I defintally think the output should be universally readable with something like XML (that way anyone could use the info for their own app, version).

Clav and I are working on an <a href="http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/">Extension - Room</a> XUL interface/extension that would be something very similar to what has been discussed here. All the technicallities have not yet been concreted yet, first we are trying to get Extension - Room out of beta, then the XUL hacking-fun will begin =).

Due to the nature of Extension - Room being an extension-database, and documenting incompatibility issues, I think this will fall in hand nicely. Once that happens, I don't see why we couldn't implement a Theme database, mabey with the help from djst.

If anyones interested, you can PM either one of us.

--Jed
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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 3:14 pm

I defintally think the output should be universally readable with something like XML (that way anyone could use the info for their own app, version).


Definitely XML. That way in the future it would be very easy to update and/or upgrade anything without breaking the javascript.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2003, 3:34 pm

djst and I are watching this thread very carefully ;-)
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Post Posted May 17th, 2003, 3:18 pm

I've hacked together a couple of screenshots of a options dialog with discovery enabled. I really like this idea, and would like to contribute.

<a href="http://thekleins.freeservers.com/images/ext1.jpg">Screenshot 1</a>
<a href="http://thekleins.freeservers.com/images/ext2.jpg">Screenshot 2</a>

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Post Posted May 17th, 2003, 4:25 pm

:D
Hope to see it available soon...
..::XF::..

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Post Posted May 18th, 2003, 2:19 am

richwklein wrote:I've hacked together a couple of screenshots of a options dialog with discovery enabled. I really like this idea, and would like to contribute.

<a href="http://thekleins.freeservers.com/images/ext1.jpg">Screenshot 1</a>
<a href="http://thekleins.freeservers.com/images/ext2.jpg">Screenshot 2</a>

I'd like to see it in a separate dialog though... It's kind of confusing with the dropdown for the average user I think(?).
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Post Posted May 18th, 2003, 2:20 am

That is, a button in the Optinons for Get new/Update Extensions.
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Post Posted May 20th, 2003, 12:52 am

Another source of inspiration may be the "Wassup" plugin from Miranda IM
http://miranda-im.org/download/details. ... ile&id=358

<img src="http://miranda-im.org/download/files/screenshot/49-1-1050159518-wassup.gif">

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Post Posted May 20th, 2003, 8:16 am

chrisgeleven wrote:
I defintally think the output should be universally readable with something like XML (that way anyone could use the info for their own app, version).


Definitely XML. That way in the future it would be very easy to update and/or upgrade anything without breaking the javascript.


RDF. I mean, we have built in support in the browser anyway.

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Post Posted May 20th, 2003, 10:47 am

yurk wrote:Another source of inspiration may be the "Wassup" plugin from Miranda IM
http://miranda-im.org/download/details. ... ile&id=358

This makes me wanna try Miranda IM...
..::XF::..

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Post Posted June 10th, 2003, 11:00 am

I've started working on a project at mozdev.org called finder. My hope is to help create the xul interface for doing this. I've haven't made any changes to finder.mozdev.org, yet. Hopefully I'll have something workable in the near future.
My Extensions:
<a href="http://forecastfox.mozdev.org">Forecastfox</a>
<a href="http://tipbar.mozdev.org">Tip of the Day</a>
<a href="http://urlnav.mozdev.org">Location Navigator</a>
<a href="http://finder.mozdev.org">Finder</a>
<a href="http://rsszilla.mozdev.org">RSSzilla</a>

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