[LibX] Libx Digest, Vol 46, Issue 4

Aaron Tay aarontay at gmail.com
Sun May 16 18:50:40 PDT 2010


Dear Brian

Great news. Can't wait to try the prototype. How does one sign up for the
prototype? How does it relate to the existing versions we have already?

Aaron



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> Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 16:49:02 -0400
> From: Brian Nicholson <brn at vt.edu>
> To: libx at mozdev.org
> Subject: Re: [LibX] libx and google chrome
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> With LibX for Google Chrome, we've been approaching the interface
> differently.  Extensions for Google Chrome rely on separate pages
> dynamically communicating with each other rather than maintaining a single
> persistent view (such as the toolbar in Firefox).  We've designed a popup
> that allows users to search, select links, and even change which edition
> they're using.  We feel this design results in minimal clutter while
> allowing users to have a single point of access for LibX.
>
> We liked the design for Chrome, and we also want to share as much code as
> possible among browsers, so we've been implementing LibX for Firefox in
> virtually the same manner.  Firefox has some small problems not evident in
> Google Chrome, but these problems have mostly been resolved.
>
> Since this interface for LibX 2.0 is quite different, we've been planning
> on
> releasing a prototype for users to try out so we can get feedback on the
> new
> design.  LibX for Firefox and Chrome are closely tied together, so we'd
> like
> to just release them at the same time to get input from users of both
> browsers.  These prototypes are close to being ready--I anticipate that
> they
> will be available sometime this week.
>
> Brian
>
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> > From: Enrico Silterra <es287 at cornell.edu>
> > Date: Sat, May 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM
> > Subject: Re: [LibX] libx and google chrome
> > To: Godmar Back <godmar at gmail.com>
> > Cc: libx at mozdev.org
> >
> >
> > I have not heard much lately about libx 2.0 in general, and libx with
> > chrome; any news on that front?
> > thanks a lot,
> > rick
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 11:50 PM, Godmar Back <godmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > So we're looking into it. It looks like Chrome actually has a very nice
> > > extension structure that should work well with how we've restructured
> the
> > > LibX 2.0 core.
> > >
> > >  - Godmar
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Junus, Ranti <junus at mail.lib.msu.edu>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi All,
> > >>
> > >> I?d like to bump this thread up and am wondering if LibX toolbar for
> > >> Google Chrome would be available.
> > >
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