Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Browser_Directory_Overview


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    9494
    9595It is also the home of the new graphics architecture based on cairo (via a C++ wrapper called thebes). See NewGFXAPIs and GFXEvolution.
     96
     97==== gradle ====
     98Containing files related to a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) build system.
     99
     100==== hal ====
     101Contains platform specified functions (e.g. obtaining battery status, sensor information, memory information, Android alarms/vibrate/notifications/orientation, etc)
     102
     103==== image ====
     104Image rendering library. Contains decoders for the image formats mozilla supports.
     105
     106==== intl ====
     107Internationalization and localization support. See L10n:NewProjects.
     108
     109===== intl/chardet =====
     110Code for "sniffing" the character encoding of Web pages.
     111
     112===== intl/locale =====
     113Code related to determination of locale information from the operating environment.
     114
     115===== intl/lwbrk =====
     116Code related to line breaking and word breaking.
     117
     118===== intl/strres =====
     119Code related to string resources used for localization.
     120
     121===== intl/uconv =====
     122Code that converts (both ways: encoders and decoders) between UTF-16 and many other character encodings.
     123
     124===== intl/unicharutil =====
     125Code related to implementation of various algorithms for Unicode text, such as case conversion.
     126
     127==== ipc ====
     128Container for implementations of IPC (Inter-Process Communication).
     129
     130==== js ====
     131js/src
     132The JavaScript engine, also known as SpiderMonkey. See also JavaScript.
     133
     134===== js/xpconnect =====
     135Support code for calling JavaScript code from C++ code and C++ code from JavaScript code, using XPCOM interfaces. See XPConnect.
     136
     137==== layout ====
     138Code that implements a tree of rendering objects that describe the types and locations of the objects that are displayed on the screen (such as CSS boxes, tables, form controls, XUL boxes, etc.), and code that manages operations over that rendering tree (such as creating and destroying it, doing layout, painting, and event handling). See documentation and other information.
     139
     140===== layout/base =====
     141Code that deals with the rendering tree.
     142
     143===== layout/forms =====
     144Rendering tree objects for HTML form controls.
     145
     146===== layout/generic =====
     147The basic rendering object interface and the rendering tree objects for basic CSS boxes.
     148
     149===== layout/mathml =====
     150Rendering tree objects for MathML.
     151
     152===== layout/svg =====
     153Rendering tree objects for SVG.
     154
     155===== layout/tables =====
     156Rendering tree objects for CSS/HTML tables.
     157
     158===== layout/xul =====
     159Additional rendering object interfaces for XUL and the rendering tree objects for XUL boxes.
     160
     161==== media ====
     162Contains sources of used media libraries for example libpng.
     163
     164==== memory ====
     165Cross-platform wrappers for memallocs functions etc.
     166
     167==== mfbt ====
     168Implementations of classes like WeakPtr. Multi-platform assertions etc. More on MFBT
     169
     170# mobile ====
     171==== mobile/android
     172Firefox for Android
     173
     174==== modules ====
     175Compression/Archiving, math library, font (and font compression), Preferences Library
     176
     177===== modules/libjar =====
     178Code to read zip files, used for reading the .jar files that contain the files for the mozilla frontend.
     179
     180===== modules/libpref =====
     181Library for reading and writing preferences.
     182
     183===== modules/zlib =====
     184Source code of zlib, used at least in the networking library for compressed transfers.
     185
     186==== mozglue ====
     187Glue library containing various low-level functionality, including a dynamic linker for Android, a DLL block list for Windows, etc.
     188
     189==== netwerk ====
     190Networking library, also known as Necko. Responsible for doing actual transfers from and to servers, as well as for URI handling and related stuff. See also Network library documentation.
     191
     192==== nsprpub ====
     193Netscape Portable Runtime. Used as an abstraction layer to things like threads, file I/O, and socket I/O. See Netscape Portable Runtime.
     194
     195==== nsprpub/lib ====
     196Mostly unused; might be used on Mac?
     197
     198==== other-licenses ====
     199Contains libraries that are not covered by the MPL but are used in some mozilla code.
     200
     201==== parser ====
     202Group of structures and functions needed to parse files based on XML/HTML.
     203
     204===== parser/expat =====
     205Copy of the expat source code, which is the XML parser used by mozilla.
     206
     207===== parser/html =====
     208The HTML parser (for everything except about:blank).
     209
     210===== parser/htmlparser =====
     211The legacy HTML parser that's still used for about:blank. Parts of it are also used for managing the conversion of the network bytestream into Unicode in the XML parsing case.
     212
     213===== parser/xml =====
     214The code for integrating expat (from parser/expat) into Gecko.
     215
     216==== probes ====
     217Files related to dtrace.
     218
     219==== python ====
     220Cross module python code.
     221
     222===== python/mach =====
     223The code for the Mach building tool.
     224
     225==== rdf ====
     226RDF handling APIs. See RDF and RDF. Also contains the chrome registry code used by SeaMonkey, although toolkit apps (such as Firefox and Thunderbird) use the copy forked into chrome.
     227
     228==== security ====
     229Contains NSS and PSM, to support cryptographic functions in mozilla (like S/MIME, SSL, etc). See Network Security Services (NSS) and Personal Security Manager (PSM).