Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Browser_Directory_Overview


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Jun 16, 2019 9:41:25 PM (5 weeks ago)
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    168168Implementations of classes like WeakPtr. Multi-platform assertions etc. More on MFBT
    169169
    170 # mobile ====
     170==== mobile ====
    171171==== mobile/android
    172172Firefox for Android
     
    228228==== security ====
    229229Contains NSS and PSM, to support cryptographic functions in mozilla (like S/MIME, SSL, etc). See Network Security Services (NSS) and Personal Security Manager (PSM).
     230
     231
     232==== services ====
     233Firefox accounts and sync (history, preferences, tabs, bookmarks, telemetry, startup time, which addons are installed, etc). See here.
     234
     235==== servo ====
     236Servo, the parallel browser engine project.
     237
     238==== startupcache ====
     239XXX this needs a description.
     240
     241==== storage ====
     242Storage: XPCOM wrapper for sqlite. Wants to unify storage of all profile-related data. Supersedes mork. See also Unified Storage.
     243
     244==== taskcluster ====
     245Scripts and code to automatically build and test Mozilla trees for the continuous integration and release process.
     246
     247==== testing ====
     248Common testing tools for mozilla codebase projects, test suite definitions for automated test runs, tests that don't fit anywhere else, and other fun stuff.
     249
     250==== third_party ====
     251Vendored dependencies maintained outside of Mozilla.
     252
     253==== toolkit ====
     254The "new toolkit" used by Thunderbird, Firefox, etc. This contains numerous front-end components shared between applications as well as most of the XBL-implemented parts of the XUL language (most of which was originally forked from versions in xpfe/).
     255
     256==== toolkit/mozapps/extensions/test/xpinstall ====
     257The installer, which contains code for installing Mozilla and for installing XPIs/extensions. This directory also contains code needed to build installer packages. See XPInstall and the XPInstall project page.
     258
     259==== tools ====
     260Some tools which are optionally built during the mozilla build process, mostly used for debugging.
     261
     262==== uriloader ====
     263XXX this needs a description.
     264
     265==== uriloader/base ====
     266Content dispatch in Mozilla. Used to load uris and find an appropriate content listener for the data. Also manages web progress notifications. See Document Loading: From Load Start to Finding a Handler and The Life Of An HTML HTTP Request.
     267
     268==== uriloader/exthandler ====
     269Used to handle content that Mozilla can't handle itself. Responsible for showing the helper app dialog, and generally for finding information about helper applications.
     270
     271==== uriloader/prefetch ====
     272Service to prefetch documents in order to have them cached for faster loading.
     273
     274==== view ====
     275View manager. Contains cross-platform code used for painting, scrolling, event handling, z-ordering, and opacity. Soon to become obsolete, gradually.
     276
     277==== widget ====
     278A cross-platform API, with implementations on each platform, for dealing with operating system/environment widgets, i.e., code related to creation and handling of windows, popups, and other native widgets and to converting the system's messages related to painting and events into the messages used by other parts of Mozilla (e.g., view/ and content/, the latter of which converts many of the messages to yet another API, the DOM event API).
     279
     280==== xpcom ====
     281Cross-Platform Component Object Model. Also contains data structures used by the rest of the mozilla code. See also XPCOM Project.
     282
     283==== xpfe ====
     284XPFE (Cross Platform Front End) is the SeaMonkey frontend. It contains the XUL files for the browser interface, common files used by the other parts of the mozilla suite, and the XBL files for the parts of the XUL language that are implemented in XBL. Much of this code has been copied to browser/ and toolkit/ for use in Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
     285
     286==== xpfe/components ====
     287Components used by the Mozilla frontend, as well as implementations of interfaces that other parts of mozilla expect.
     288
     289==== content ====
     290The data structures that represent the structure of Web pages (HTML, SVG, XML documents, elements, text nodes, etc.) These objects contain the implementation of many DOM interfaces and also implement some behaviors associated with those objects, such as link handling, form control behavior, and form submission.
     291
     292This directory also contains the code for XUL, XBL, XTF, <canvas>, as well as the code implementing XSLT and event handling.
     293
     294==== extensions ====
     295
     296==v== extensions/content-packs ==v==
     297Content- and locale-pack switching user interface.
     298
     299===== extensions/cview =====
     300Component viewer, which allows to view the currently registered components and interfaces.
     301
     302===== extensions/datetime ====
     303Support for the datetime provtocol.
     304
     305===== extensions/finger =====
     306Support for the finger protocol.
     307
     308===== extensions/gnomevfs =====
     309Interface to gnome-vfs to allow using all protocols supported by gnome-vfs inside of mozilla.
     310
     311===== extensions/help =====
     312Help viewer and help content. See Mozilla Help Viewer Project.
     313
     314===== extensions/irc =====
     315This is ChatZilla, the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) component. See ChatZilla.
     316
     317===== extensions/java =====
     318XPCOM<->Java bridge ("JavaXPCOM", formerly known as Javaconnect). Unrelated to the code in java/.
     319
     320===== extensions/layout-debug =====
     321Layout debugger. Intended as replacement for "viewer". Can be used to run layout regression tests and has support for other layout debugging features.
     322
     323===== extensions/lightning =====
     324The Lightning project, "an extension to tightly integrate calendar functionality (scheduling, tasks, etc.) into Thunderbird." See Lightning.
     325
     326===== extensions/mono =====
     327A two-way bridge between the CLR/.NET/Mono/C#/etc. world and XPCOM.
     328
     329===== extensions/p3p =====
     330Implementation of W3C's Platform for Privacy Preferences standard. See Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P).
     331
     332===== extensions/python =====
     333Support for implementing XPCOM components in python. See PyXPCOM.
     334
     335===== extensions/reporter =====
     336An extension to report problems with web pages. Client-side part. See Mozilla Reporter.
     337
     338===== extension/schema-validation =====
     339Allows to validate XML trees according to specified XML Schemas.
     340
     341===== extension/spatialnavigation =====
     342Spatial navigation, navigating between links of a document according to their on-screen position. See Spatial Navigation.
     343
     344===== extensions/sql =====
     345Support for accessing SQL databases from XUL applications. See SQL Support in Mozilla.
     346
     347===== extensions/sroaming =====
     348Session roaming, i.e. support for storing a profile on a remote server.
     349
     350===== extensions/transformiix =====
     351XSLT support. XSL Transformations is a language used to transform XML documents into other XML documents. See XSL Transformations.
     352
     353===== extensions/tridentprofile =====
     354Support for importing profiles from MSIE.
     355
     356===== extensions/typeaheadfind =====
     357Find As You Type allows quick web page navigation when you type a succession of characters in the body of the displayed page. See Find As You Type.
     358
     359===== extensions/universalchardet =====
     360Universal character set detector.
     361
     362===== extensions/venkman =====
     363The JavaScript Debugger.
     364
     365===== extensions/wallet =====
     366Password and Form Manager.
     367
     368===== extensions/webdav =====
     369WebDAV code; exposes special APIs for accessing WebDAV servers. Used by the Calendar project.
     370
     371===== extensions/webservices =====
     372Support for Webservices. See Web Services.
     373
     374===== extensions/xforms =====
     375Code for the XForms extension. See XForms.
     376
     377===== extensions/xmlextras =====
     378Several XML-related extensions. See XML Extras.
     379
     380===== extensions/xml-rpc =====
     381XML Remote Procedure Calls. Unowned these days. See XML-RPC in Mozilla.
     382
     383===== extensions/xmlterm =====
     384XMLTerm, a terminal implemented using mozilla technology. Only available on GTK builds.
     385
     386
     387
     388==== intl ====
     389
     390===== intl/ctl =====
     391Code for dealing with Complex Text Layout, related to shaping of south Asian languages (not built by default, needs --enable-ctl).
     392
     393==== profile ====
     394Code for profile handling, the profile manager backend and frontend.
     395
     396==== xulrunner ====
     397Code for XULRunner. See also XULRunner.
     398