Thunderbird de-xbl effort finished!

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 20:05:50 UTC 2019


Dear Magnus,

very cool, thanks I will try that!!

Axel

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> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird de-xbl effort finished!
> *From:*Magnus Melin <mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi>
> *To:*<tb-planning at mozilla.org>
> *Sent: *Thursday, 9/19/2019, 19:10 19:10 GMT DT +0100 [Week 38]
>
> For things like that, start out with doing an automatic conversion using 
> https://bgrins.github.io/xbl-analysis/converter/
>
> This will get you maybe 80% of the way. Then you need to do code adjustments and 
> have the Custom Element classes extend whatever equivalent Custom Element class 
> replaced the parent binding (if any).
>
>  -Magnus
>
> On 19-09-2019 15:39, Axel Grude wrote:
>>
>> Dear Magnus,
>>
>> well done to everyone involved!
>>
>> Now it would be fantastic if somebody could assist in migrating FiltaQuilla. This 
>> extension one has been heavily affected by this move. I would see at it's core 
>> about 75% of the code needs to be rewritten. I have seen a pattern in Thunderbird 
>> that uses the function MozXULElement.parseXULToFragment in order to overload / 
>> inject xml, but I am not very sure what is happening at all, and whether this is 
>> "ninja style" programming or the official way of replacing xbl in order to create 
>> (sometimes customized) controls in the filter conditions / actions dropdowns.
>>
>> If anyone is interested in helping, I made a new source tree at:
>>
>> https://github.com/RealRaven2000/FiltaQuilla/tree/thunderbird68
>>
>> the basic idea is removing bindings.xml 
>> <https://github.com/RealRaven2000/FiltaQuilla/blob/thunderbird68/content/bindings.xml>
>>
>> and put the xml code into filtaquilla-wx.js 
>> <https://github.com/RealRaven2000/FiltaQuilla/blob/thunderbird68/content/filtaquilla-wx.js> 
>> instead.
>>
>> thanks,
>>   Axel
>>
>> *Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
>> Music Production and Composition
>> Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders 
>> <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/quickfolders-tabbed-folders/>, 
>> quickFilters <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/quickfilters/>, 
>> QuickPasswords <https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/quickpasswords/>, Zombie 
>> Keys <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/zombie-keys/>, 
>> SmartTemplate⁴ <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/smarttemplate4/>)
>> Visit my YouTube Channel <https://www.youtube.com/c/thunderbirddaily> for email 
>> productivity tips Get Thunderbird!
>>> *Subject:*Thunderbird de-xbl effort finished!
>>> *From:*Magnus Melin <mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi>
>>> *To:*Thunderbird Planning <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
>>> *Sent: *Thursday, 9/19/2019, 10:04 10:04 GMT DT +0100 [Week 38]
>>>
>>> As you may know, for the past year the Thunderbird team has put a lot of work into 
>>> migrating away from the Mozilla proprietary XBL technology, and as of today, I'm 
>>> happy to announce we're now XBL free!
>>>
>>> Thanks, and congrats to everybody who participated in this effort! Especially 
>>> Khushil Mistry, Paul Morris, and Alessandro Castellani each converted many 
>>> bindings. Also a big thanks to the mozilla-central de-XBL team whose background 
>>> work made this possible.
>>>
>>> XBL over time
>>>
>>>  -Magnus
>>>
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