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Project News
Overview
The Need For A New Animal
Why Chinchilla is so important!

Chinchilla Action Plan
The basic overall plan for the Chinchilla project...

Welcome to the Chinchilla Project...

Quick Lowtech Description
Chinchilla is a project designed to replace the host layers that our programs run on... Rather than create applications based on proprietary Internet Explorer and ActiveX technologies, the Chinchilla project aims at creating a completely open source application host.

Because of the technologies used Chinchilla will also be completely crossplatform so you can stop recompiling your apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Amiga, BSD, BeOS, OS/2, Solaris, or whatever other weird flavor OS you happen to need to support.

Even if you're not a programmer you can help... Send us a line and we'll see what you can do...

Quick Technical Description
Chinchilla is an Application Host for Mozilla XUL. It allows you to quickly install and update web applications built on the flexible XUL application structure... When combined with other technologies like XPCOM XUL becomes unstoppable...

The Chinchilla project combines these technologies into a single cross platform application host that will run everything from simple games to full-blown management suites! Chinchilla is meant to augment the existing XRE Project and prepare the way for a full fledged Mozilla OS!!!

Without a full application host layer that sits on top of the OS each application development team must recreate their X-platform compatibility layer. So, Chinchilla will work as both an application host environment and a system registry combined to create a complete thread-safe, secure, and controlled environment for our application to be built on a solid cross platform architecture.

Eventually, Chinchilla will most likely be the API component for the Mozilla OS and probably many other OSes if they ever wake up and smell the coffee and see the need for a unified programming environment...

So, welcome to the Chinchilla project and please get involved!!!

A good place to start might be The Need For A New Animal so you can understand exactly what we're trying to do... Then you might check out the Chinchilla Action Plan and see where you fit in...

Please, if you can help throw your name in the pot...

The chinchilla project can be contacted through the mailing list or the member list.
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