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ChatZilla on XULRunner

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ChatZilla on XULRunner

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Standalone Mozilla IRC Client, no browsers attached.

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ChatZilla is normally used as part of SeaMonkey, or an extension to other browsers. However, this has caused problems with custom themes and other extensions, and means you can’t restart the browser without leaving IRC.

XULRunner allows you to use ChatZilla standalone, free of whatever happens to your browser.
Download

* XULRunner 1.8.0.9 for Windows more info requirements
* ChatZilla 0.9.83

Installation

1. Extract the XULRunner archive. Open a command prompt window and use cd to switch to the XULRunner directory.
2. Run xulrunner –register-global to register the install location.
3. Run xulrunner –install-app , where is the path to the ChatZilla .zip file.
4. Start chatzilla.exe in Program Files\ChatZilla.

If you need to copy over settings or scripts, use the ChatZilla command /pref profilePath to find your profile.
Updates

XULRunner checks regularly for new ChatZilla versions. Updates are not downloaded without your permission.

You can get more information on the update process, or subscribe to my news page to hear about new versions.
Extensions

Since 0.9.71, the Extension manager can be opened from the ChatZilla menu.

I have one extension (Windows only): MinimizeToTray for ChatZilla.
Other Builds

0.9.83 is the latest available ChatZilla build. Development builds of ChatZilla will be posted here when vaguely significant changes are made.

Unstable XULRunner (trunk) || all ChatZilla builds
Source

You don’t need to build Mozilla to build ChatZilla, but you do need bash, perl, and zip.

1. Check out mozilla/extensions/irc and mozilla/config from Mozilla CVS trunk (HEAD).
2. Apply this patch: xrmakeJ.diff.txt.
3. Go to mozilla/extensions/irc/xpi and run bash makexpi.sh.
4. The new zip file in the directory is the XULRunner app package.

Help || News

chatzilla.rdmsoft.com

ChatZilla on XULRunner

Windows show all

Standalone Mozilla IRC Client, no browsers attached.

tH

ChatZilla is normally used as part of
SeaMonkey, or an
extension to other
browsers. However, this has caused problems with custom themes and
other extensions, and means you can’t restart the browser without leaving IRC.

XULRunner allows
you to use ChatZilla standalone, free of whatever happens to your browser.

Download

Installation

  1. Extract the XULRunner archive. Open a command prompt window and use cd to switch to the XULRunner directory.
  2. Run xulrunner --register-global to register the install location.
  3. Run xulrunner --install-app <package>,
    where <package> is the path to the ChatZilla .zip file.
  4. Start chatzilla.exe in Program Files\ChatZilla.

If you need to copy over settings or scripts, use the ChatZilla
command /pref profilePath to find your profile.

<!–

  • Known Issues

    • – -register-global is unsuitable if you’re installing XULRunner
      for one user account. In this case, use – -register-user instead.
    • By default, xulrunner - -install-app installs globally. See
      xulrunner - -help for advanced options.
    • Because XULRunner is a developer preview, installation isn’t much fun yet.
      On Windows and Linux, you can install manually by extracting the ChatZilla
      .zip file and copying in xulrunner-stub.
    • On Mac, there are two ChatZilla menus. Suggestions on how to merge the two
      or what to rename the rightmost one to are welcome.
    • Neither chatzilla.exe on Windows or ChatZilla.app on Mac get icons. The “cZ”
      icon in .ico and .xpm format is included in chrome/icons/default.

    –>

    Updates

    XULRunner
    checks regularly for new ChatZilla versions. Updates
    are not downloaded without your permission.

    You can get more information on the update process,
    or subscribe to my news page to hear about new versions.

    Extensions

    Since 0.9.71, the Extension manager can be opened from the ChatZilla menu.

    I have one extension (Windows only): MinimizeToTray for ChatZilla.

    Other Builds

    0.9.83 is the latest available ChatZilla
    build. Development builds of ChatZilla will be posted here when vaguely
    significant changes are made.

    Unstable XULRunner (trunk) ||
    all ChatZilla builds

    Source

    You don’t need to build Mozilla to build ChatZilla, but you do need
    bash, perl, and zip.

    1. Check out mozilla/extensions/irc and
      mozilla/config from
      Mozilla CVS trunk (HEAD).
    2. Apply this patch:
      xrmakeJ.diff.txt.
    3. Go to mozilla/extensions/irc/xpi and run
      bash makexpi.sh.
    4. The new zip file in the directory is the XULRunner app package.

    Help || News

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