Erlang for desktop applications?
Wed Aug 23 05:46:37 CEST 2006
One OS-halfway-independant-way to build desktop applications is to
create Firefox extensions which use XUL (this are just XML documents
and CSS stylesheets) for GUI and XPCOM bindings for programming
and Python. A good Example for such in-browser XUL apps is upcoming
http://allpeers.com a P2P and Bittorrent client which has its core
code written in C++ and packaged as XPCOM. Another interesting fact
about such firefox extensions is that they can integrate with webites
(any website: the Firebug extension, specific websites: Greasemonkey).
No I am wondering whether anybody has spent thoughts on using XUL as
GUI toolkit for Erlang, to create Erlang powered firefox extensions.
What is necesssary to make that happen ?
- Erlang XPCOM Bindings (need to find out what exactly that means)
- A smart way to package a minimal Erlang Runtime environment into a
frefox extension (*.xpi file) far all the different plattforms
Did I miss something ?
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