• jQuery and XUL...<rant>I have this SQLite-based template in my XUL page. The result contains eleven items (in other terms peanuts, zilch, nada...) and the rendering is almost instantaneous, I mean it is instantaneous from a user's perspective. If the page loads jquery.min.js (1.26 because it totally fails with XUL starting with 1.30), the template takes 6 SECONDS to show. Ok, got the message, I'm dropping jQuery in XUL... Seen from my personal corner, I find it a true pity that hyper-famous John Resig's personal project is not compatible with hyper-famous John Resig's employer's technologies. XUL needs something like jQuery for modern and robust UI effects. Because we already had this discussion together,I know we're a few here thinking that fadeIn()/fadeOut() is more interesting to XUL/JavaScript and the Mozilla ecosystem than some of the latest JS improvements...</rant>
  • CSS WG... I'll be on the French Riviera for the rest of the week for the CSS Working Group face-to-face meeting.
  • my new twitter client... I rewrote the SQLite-based templates yesterday and improved a lot, really a lot, the quality and speed of conversations. Given the fact I'm away for the CSS WG this week, the first beta won't happen this week but the app is clearly already very clean and I'm using it now as my regular twitter client. Stay tuned!