I don’t write about XUL since a long time, this is due to the fact I’m spending all my free time writing a Cocoa application for Mac (no iPhone).
I don’t like Apple policies, and I don’t like its “app store” vision, so why I’m writing a Mac app?
In last months I saw Google Chrome be adopted in many places (dropping Firefox), I saw Google Android growing its market share, I saw the “fascist” Apple policy go ahead like a panzer division and this isn’t the web I love.
I don’t like the technically limited Google Chrome browser and I don’t like the “bells and whistles” java based Android OS.
I believe in the Mozilla’s motto “Make the web a better place” but I need to gain from my (low) skill because I’m a person and I need to eat at least one time per day.
I love the Gecko architecture but it’s very difficult (al least for me) monetize my XUL/XPCOM know-how so why not to make a new experience?
I can invest some months to learn Cocoa (its learning curve is high) and create another unuseful duplicated old-designed app ready to be refused-then-hopefully-approved on the future Mac Store.
Firefox 4 is closer to be released (IMHO), the beta 8 is simply fantastic but people continue to switch to Chrome only because it’s faster, if you ask to normal users why they use Chrome they will say “because it’s faster”, bleah NO COMMENT.
Developers say “Webkit Developers Tools is like Firebug” then I reply “are you sure?”, Firebug has tons of features you don’t know, RTFM!
I’ve a couple of feature requests for ViewSourceWith and Table2Clipboard so I hope to close XCode ugly editor to launch my Komodo Edit and start again to work on my preferred platform, the Mozilla platform!