XulBrowser is a internet web browser written in Java that is designed to run trusted web applications as if they were normal applications like Microsoft Word. Applications are executed in their own window using XUL and JS for application code. The program code is put on your web server where the client can run it like an actual program. Unlike running a XUL file in Mozilla over the web, XulBrowser will give the application an actual application window and full access rights to the users system.
The application browser is targeted for organizations who wish to deploy applications over a large network and be able to keep everybody's program synchronized without having to deal with security in the web application model. This saves money in upgrade costs and allows the software users to always be running the latest version. It also makes it easier to interact with MySQL databases and perform other server operations because PHP or ASP code could be inseted in your XUL files.
- June 16, 2006 - First XulBrowser nightly build posted.
- June 14, 2006 - Project restarted