John C. Griggs: Announcing Qt-MozillaApr 17, 2001, 15:57 (32 Talkback[s])
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Subject: Announcing Qt-Mozilla Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:14:30 +0000 From: "John C. Griggs" <email@example.com>
I am pleased to (finally) announce the availability of Qt-Mozilla. This port is now part of the regular Mozilla source tree, available from www.mozilla.org.
The port is reasonably complete and functional (I will list known bugs and defficiencies later), but has not been extensively tested, so please feel free to download it, build it and try it out!!
Please feel free to post to netscape.public.mozilla.qt/
(which I monitor daily) if you have questions or comments, but
please report all bugs and submit all patches and code enhancements
(This option is required to completely turn off Gtk support in the build tree.)
(These two options turn on Qt support in the build tree.)
(The Qt port does not include extra widgets (nsButton, etc.) that are required by the test programs but are not used by Mozilla itself. Anyone interested in bringing these additional widget classes up to date should use the code in nsScrollbar.cpp and nsScrollbar.h as a guideline for writing the nsWidget and QWidget sub-classes required for each additional widget type. These classes must also be added back into the Makefile and the component array in nsWidgetFactory.cpp. Please submit any patches back to me via Bugzilla.)
(This option is required if the Qt headers and libraries are not in the default search paths for your compiler and linker. If you have the QTDIR environment variable correctly configured, you can use: --with-qtdir=$QTDIR, otherwise <path_to_qtdir> should point to the parent directory for the lib and include directories where Qt resides on your system.)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Gtk-Mozilla team (Chris Blizzard and Ramiro Estrugo), Daniel "Leaf" Nunes, Brendan Eich, Chris Seawood and everyone else at Mozilla.org for their help and support and for putting up with all of my silly questions. I would also like to dedicate this release to Joey Ramone (who died April 15, 2001 of lymphoma at age 49), Robert Fripp and King Crimson. Their music made the (seemingly) endless debugging bearable and was a constant source of energy and inspiration...
Anyway, I hope you will take the time to try Qt-Mozilla out!!