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Mozilla Prism

Mozilla Prism
The Wikipedia Main Page displayed as an independent web application using the Mozilla Prism Addon for Firefox 3.5
Software information
DeveloperMozilla Corporation, Mozilla Foundation
Preview release1.0b4
Preview release dateMay 05, 2010(age 6)
Written inC++, XUL, XBL, JavaScript
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformGecko
Available inC++, XUL, XBL, JavaScript
LicenseMPL/GPL/LGPL
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Mozilla Prism (formerly WebRunner) is a product which integrates web applications with the desktop, allowing web applications to be launched from the desktop and configured independently of the default web browser. As of November 2010, Prism is listed as an inactive project at the Mozilla labs website.

Prism is based on a concept called a site-specific browser (SSB). An SSB is designed to work exclusively with one web application. It doesn't have the menus, toolbars and other accoutrements of a traditional web browser.

The software is built upon XULRunner, so it is possible to get some Mozilla Firefox extensions to work in it.

The preview announcement of Prism was made in October 2007.

On February 1, 2011, Mozilla labs announced it would no longer maintain Prism, its ideas having been subsumed into a newer project called Chromeless. Prism continues to be maintained in its existing form under the original name of WebRunner.




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