I think Nvu took a great but neglected product (composer!) and tried
to make a new firefox product out of it.
I think the project needs a restart - and the project needs to be
housed inside mozilla.org I guess - this will bring more interest from
existing FF/TB/SB developers.
Right now, we have a great base, which needs changes!
I picked it up a bit again, and found it borked on trying to create
new css files, kept refreshing, and doesn't render as gecko does in
It messes with code (shock!) yet doesn't have a format command.
If composer isn't the best place to work within, maybe the eclipse
platform + gecko integration would be a nice starting point, the file
systems built in would help a lot.
This is not 1.0 code!
(Then all we need to do is fix gimp and I am happy ;-))
On 12/14/05, Allexey Gubanov aka Ragnaar <ragnaar@mozi...> wrote:
> I'm russian translator Nvu from Mozilla.ru Team.
> Many people ask me by mail and at our forum when there will be new
> version Nvu? I do not know, what answer them...
> I send Daniel about it, but my message has been ignored... I think Nvu
> is dead.
> Our team is ready to be switched to support and translation any Nvu fork
> if will be created. And switch our users use this new project.
> > Dear All,
> > I'm inclined to agree with Gudmund, I joined the list to see if I could
> > help, get into some open source development and address some issues with
> > publishing with nvu, which prevented its' use by me (and reading the forums
> > others).
> > I saw the forums swamped with web developers not code developers and hoped
> > the list would get me to the real people and things like code maps; project
> > areas etc. so I could learn the code in a manageable form.
> > In all honesty I don't know if I have the energy to work on this project
> > now, but a code map is the invitation to the community to get stuck in
> > without burning the work of others doing the same.
> > Anyway if someone could start work on a code map, it might re-kindle the
> > enthusiasm for the project I had and the attempts to see where (I thought)
> > things were going wrong with publishing.
> > Steve
> > UK
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: m@de-m... [mailto:m@de-m...]
> > Sent: 14 December 2005 08:05
> > Cc: devel@list... > > Subject: Re: Code map/where to find things
> > Dear Gudmund,
> > I went through the same process of asking about the development
> > infrastructure and getting nil response. That was many months ago. The
> > total traffic on the nvu-devel list in that time has been about ten
> > e-mails, mostly caused by a mini-furore about a month ago when I told
> > someone new to nvu that the list was dead, and then I got flamed.
> > Possibly nvu is well loved by a few people but just doesn't have a
> > developer base.
> > I also contacted the company that sponsors nvu and received no response.
> > If you're interested in working on nvu I'm still sufficiently game to
> > start drawing up a code map. For my own use I've switched to using
> > Mozilla composer but I imagine that the code base differs in sufficiently
> > few places that a code map for mozilla - if there is one - would largely
> > also apply to nvu and conversely changes to nvu could be submitted to
> > mozilla.
> > Conjecture: Open source isn't really open source unless the code is both
> > freely available but also easy to change for one's own personal end.
> > Best Wishes, Max
> > ----------------
> ==>Alexey S. Gubanov aka Ragnaar
> ==>Mozilla.ru Team
> ==>E-mail: ragnaar@mozi... > ==>Web-page: http://nvu.mozilla.ru >