||This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. (November 2011)|
|Developer(s)||Mozilla Foundation and community|
|Initial release||February 2006|
|Stable release||22.0 / June 19, 2013|
|Preview release||23.0b4 / July 9, 2013|
XULRunner is a runtime environment developed by the Mozilla Foundation to provide a common back-end for XUL-based applications. It replaced the Gecko Runtime Environment, a stalled project with a similar purpose.
The first stable developer preview of XULRunner was released in February 2006, based on the Mozilla 1.8 code base.
XULRunner is a "technology experiment", not a shipped product, meaning there are no "official" XULRunner releases, only stable builds based on the same code as a corresponding Firefox release.
All XUL-based applications like Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Nightingale, Songbird, Flickr Uploadr, SeaMonkey, Conkeror, Sunbird, Miro, Joost, and TomTom Home 2.0 run on XULRunner. Starting with version 3.0, Mozilla Firefox uses a "private" XULRunner, meaning the framework is installed locally in the application directory.
In addition, the XULRunner package provides access to ActiveX Control functionality previously found in a (now defunct) third-party ActiveX Control built off the Mozilla source code. Applications using this application programming interface (API) may function with XULRunner installed and registered.
XULRunner is used in Google Chrome web browser according to the credits, URL = "chrome://credits/"
- Mozilla application framework (XPFE)
- Mozilla Prism
- Gecko (layout engine)
- HTML Application
- Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR)
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- XULRunner wiki site
- XULRunner Documentation
- XULRunner Hall of Fame
- XULRunner: What we are doing (Mozilla plans for the 1.9 timeframe)
- XULRunner source code
- Brian King 2005 Media
- Brian King 2005 Presentations Slides