Other XPToolkit Software

Edit: The title should read “Other XULRunner Software”. Thanks to Anonymous for pointing that out. Guess I was sleeping on that one. 🙂

Just some additional information about other software based on XULRunner:

From Songbird‘s website:

” Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox’s browser engine. Songbird is open source, will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions.

Songbird can do everything you’d expect a media player to do. Play music from your computer, as well as from the Web in one integrated user experience. If you run a music service, you can leverage Songbird’s APIs to create deeply integrated stores and user features.”

In short, a new open source media player application is out there on the cards, developed by Pioneers of the Inevitable LLC, a “small, chirpy team of digital media innovators”. After I downloaded, installed and used it, I realised that this application is extremely pre-alpha quality release; it would be good for anybody who wants to contribute to a potentially great product. And maybe a new “Edge” website too. There were plenty of bugs, crashes and quirkiness but also massive potential in this proof-of-concept application.

Additionally, a new Mozilla Composer (Nvu version 2?) based on XULRunner as well may possibly be released by Daniel Glazman in the future.

Total number of possible XULRunner-related applications in the future, as of mid-2006:

Do note that Nvu and Songbird are not officially related to the Mozilla Foundation.