Apr 222008

Now that the Firefox 3 developer documentation is apparently complete, I’d like to pose this question: what would you like me to write up next? There’s tons of stuff that needs to be written about, and I’m having trouble deciding what to focus on next.

Sure, I have my preferences, but it’s not really about me at all, is it?

So this is your chance to steer my direction a bit for the coming weeks. What area of the documentation would you like to see me focus on next?

I’m sort of feeling the itch to write some sample code.  I should find something along those lines to do.  Hm.

 Posted by at 5:33 PM

  6 Responses to “What next?”

  1. The FF3 developer documentation looks awesome–thanks!

    Regarding stuff to work on: when I had to embed Gecko for Enso a year or two ago, I had a harrowing time figuring out how to do it, in part because much of the documentation was out-of-date. I’m not quite sure how the documentation has progressed–there’s some mention on the embedding how-to that the reader should just ignore the document and use XULRunner–but maybe cleaning this up could be useful? I’ve heard that WebKit can be embedded using 3 lines of code, so improving our docs could be a good way to keep up with the competition–although if you’re up for something even more challenging, writing some kind of wrapper so that it only takes 3 lines of code to embed Gecko/XULRunner would be pretty awesome too! :)

  2. Another thing that would be useful would be to move everything developer-related on http://www.mozilla.org, such as the XPCShell reference, over to dev.mozilla.org. This is mainly useful to me because it means I can improve the docs when they’re on dev.mozilla.org (because it’s a wiki), whereas I can’t seem to do that on http://www.mozilla.org.

  3. http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Places:Migration_Guide
    This one is not fully finished.
    And some examples about SQLite are needed.

  4. We’re looking for volunteers to help migrate content from mozilla.org over to MDC. If anyone’s interested in helping, please feel free to drop me a line. :)

    As for the Places Migration Guide — you’re right! I hadn’t noticed that was incomplete. I’ll take a look at that.

  5. developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/MDC:Documentation_Wishlist

  6. Obviously, I’m aware of the documentation wishlist. I was looking for suggestions on how to prioritize the work that needs to be done. :)