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Re: Attempting to Create Obj-C Gecko Framework

From: Helge Hess
Subject: Re: Attempting to Create Obj-C Gecko Framework
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 11:33:23 +0200

Pedro Ivo Andrade Tavares wrote:
> May I suggest a different path for your effort: study XPCOM (Cross Platform
> Component Object Model). All Gecko objects are defined in an Interface
> Definition Language, which is compiled with a tool called xpidl into source
> C++ files. XPCOM is supposed to be able to be used across several
> languages, altough there is only support for C++ and JavaScript today.

Great idea ! I think that an XPCOM-ObjC bridge would be really great and
would offer additional possibilities.

> Also, I suggest you do not try to go overboard in providing gnustep-gui
> buttons, and such, to Gecko. First focus on embedding Gecko as it is today
> into a NSView. Then, if XPCOM has been correctly implemented by the Mozilla
> team, you will be able to write XPCOM ObjC objects to provide a wrapper
> over the gnustep-gui objects.

Also agreed.

XPCOM might be the painless solution.

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