User talk:Andreas Wuest

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XPI Error

Please see Talk:XPI for the complete discussion

Andreas Wuest 21:31, 20 February 2006 (PST)

xpi's are in-fact installer modules. However in the case(s) where install.rdf is used, it does not utilize XPInstall. It is managed entirely by the extension manager. And that install method should also be encouraged in apps that support it. --Callek 23:39, 11 February 2006 (PST)

Thanks, Callek. I'll modify XPI accordingly. -- Andreas Wuest 13:12, 12 February 2006 (PST)
After re-reading my text, I'd verify that XPInstall is truely not used, (I do not know enough about it). Though I do know for sure the install.js is not used, which is what I think uses XPInstall. sorry for any potential misleading. --Callek 14:14, 12 February 2006 (PST)
As I said on Talk:XPI that page needs to be looked at by someone who knows what XPInstall is nowadays. I believe both XPInstall and Extension Manager are used when installing extensions/themes. Much work is done by the extension manager, though. --Nickolay 01:45, 13 February 2006 (PST)


I see you're going through the uncategorized pages list and trying to categorize them. This is good, but I urge you not to 'miscategorize' pages (i.e. assigning a page to an only partially related category, lacking a better one), because those cases will not be easy to find later, when we have the more appropriate categories created. An example of what I'm talking about is XSLTProcessor or Preferences API (I added comments on the talk pages).

If you think they should be categorized in some way, I suggest that we also put them in, say, Category:NeedsABetterCategory or something, so that we can analyze the situation and create new categories as appropriate later. (Or just analyze the pages yourself and create the appropriate categories right now.) Agreed?

Also don't bother trying to categorize JS reference and guide's pages, they will be dealt with using a bot. (I planned to do that along with moving them, but since moving is blocked by the breadcrumbs work, I may run the bot earlier.)

Thanks for trying to make devmo better organized. --Nickolay 04:16, 13 February 2006 (PST)

Hi Nickolay. Yes, I went through the uncategorised pages list. I found some pretty good stuff, but when looking at "What links here", they weren't reachable from any page (nor categorised, by the nature of the uncategorised pages listing). Looking at the last modification date, some of these pages where lurking araound in devmo since half a year or more, obviously without attention. I wanted to make them more visible, a) to have them accessible by normal users, and b) to make writers of new articles aware that here may already be pages related to or covering what they had in mind.
I tried to find out which categories fit best, but it looks like I've done a suboptimal job on some of them. Sorry for that! I think it is a good idea though to have a Category:NeedsABetterCategory, so that we have a listing of those pages with the clear intent that there needs something to be done about them, instead of having them just in the uncategorised pages listing, and rot. --Andreas Wuest 07:35, 13 February 2006 (PST)

<strike>Maybe there should be a page on how to categorise.. ? User:Pmash</strike> Here's a para as an idea Sandbox:Categorization_of_pages User:Pmash

I have a question

I have a question, about the chrome and how to address things in it, please look at Chrome and answer asap. Thanks in advance! --Hayson1991 14:59, 16 September 2006 (PDT)

Please see XUL Tutorial:The Chrome URL and Chrome Registration. --Andreas Wuest 06:25, 18 September 2006 (PDT)

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