People frequently send me e-mail to ask me questions or discuss XULRunner. While this is not an entirely bad thing (I like hearing what people want from XULRunner and the Mozilla “platform”), it gates a lot of discussion through me, which can slow things down considerably. I would like to recommend the following communication channels for people who have general things to ask about XULRunner:
- For general development questions pertaining to XULRunner applications, let’s use the netscape.public.dev.xul newsgroup;
- For questions about using XULRunner in embedding contexts, use netscape.public.mozilla.embedding;
- For discussion and planning about the development of XULRunner itself, I have created a semi-private mailing list XULRunnerfirstname.lastname@example.org. This list is meant for serious developers who are working on XULRunner’s design and implementation. The archives are public, but list membership is by invitation only. If you would like to be part of this list, please email me privately and let me know.
I would also like to encourage XUL application developers to write articles for the XULRunner section of the Mozilla Developer Center. Writing XULRunner apps is pretty simple, but only if you have a good guide to get you started!