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Mozilla is really incomplete without its own file explorer.
The MEOW project is an XP (cross-platform) Graphical File Explorer for Mozilla. Mozilla will use this
File Explorer whenever it is browsing local and remote directories. It will be written using the
The main goal is to eventually add this to the mozilla codebase.
The goals of the project are:
This File Explorer will be used:
It will have all of the OS-specific extensions to basic file browsing, such as the control panel and my computer in Windows. It will have also little perks like an integrated bash shell for linux and command prompt for Windows built into the Mozilla window.
The MEOW project started out named Oszilla, and was going to be a Mozilla-based window manager of
X-Windows. Something similiar already exists, and I decided that the demand for such a program isn't
as great as an XP File Explorer/Manager built into Mozilla. Then I changed it to FileZilla. Alas,
FileZilla already exists as an FTP client. Therefore,
I finally decided to come up with a name I was sure didn't exist yet as an open source project.
I said "Hmm, what should I name it." And Mercury (my cat) went, "Meow!". Hey,
it could be true ;-)
Project Owner: Brian Bober <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It should be an alternative to using the OS standard file explorers. Because of that, it should
allow differing functionality based on the OS it is being used in.
Specific issues I need to resolve are:
1) What parts of the Mozilla tree will we need to use in order to make it.
2) What features should it have?
Be sure to check out the awesome site Damowmow.com. Its by our good friend and fellow cat lover Ian Hickson from Netscape and all about mow-mows ;-)
It is not a requirement that you love cats to work on this project. But if you do, and have one, we'll put his picture here. If you have any other pet, you can give it to us too (except for mice or small birds because our cats will kill them) :-)