[sugar] [Server-devel] Edublog notes
Thu Jun 5 06:38:40 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Tarun Pondicherry
<tarunpondicherry at gmail.com> wrote:
> - Embed Mozilla's editor inside an activity similarly to how we are
> embedding the browse in Browse.
> This looks very promising. The only question I have is how easily I would
> be able to make that interface mimic Write and add options to it. (I assume
> it would involve changes to Browse or other sugar code). HTML controls
> don't display using the sugar interface controls either, so I'm unsure if
> this uses them.
Well, Browse is a python activity that uses pyxpcom to access the
xulrunner functionality from python. Browse uses the browser
functionality in xulrunner because it is a browser ;), but your
activity could use the html editor functionality that is in xulrunner.
You would code the UI in pygtk very similarly to Browse, and just call
xulrunner through pyxpcom.
> Not sure which one is the best for you, perhaps going with #2 may be
> easier? Would be good to leave space for growing later as needed,
> though. #1 and #3 would give you support for tables.
> I'm not sure why #2 (JS editor) would not give me support for tables.
> Doesn't Gecko's Midas provide functions to create and modify tables? (I've
> done it with editors that run in firefox.) Has that feature been disabled
> for some reason?
Well, Midas is a html editor implemented in C++ inside xulrunner,
right? It can be accessed though js or pyxpcom, so it would work both
as #2 and #3. Didn't knew it had support for tables, so I stand
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