[LibX] Firefox 4 and LibX

Chang, Sheau-Hwang schang at bridgew.edu
Wed Jan 5 11:35:34 PST 2011


As we are a big Microsoft campus, do you still have plan to improve the toolbar for IE?  It still works fine with XP, but not with Windows 7.

Sheau-Hwang


From: Brian Nicholson [mailto:brn at vt.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:06 PM
To: Chang, Sheau-Hwang
Cc: Maseles, Judy S.; libx at mozdev.org
Subject: Re: [LibX] Firefox 4 and LibX

I think both proxy and context menu support will be finished by next week.  Of the items mentioned above, object caching will probably be the most time consuming, and may take the remainder of January to complete.  Preparing the updates from 1.5 to 2.0 should only take a couple days.  While we have no specific days set for these tasks, ideally, LibX 2.0 should be released early in February.

Brian
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Chang, Sheau-Hwang <schang at bridgew.edu<mailto:schang at bridgew.edu>> wrote:
Thanks!  Do you have a timeline in mind?

Sheau-Hwang

From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org<mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org> [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org<mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org>] On Behalf Of Maseles, Judy S.
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:37 PM
To: Brian Nicholson

Cc: libx at mozdev.org<mailto:libx at mozdev.org>
Subject: Re: [LibX] Firefox 4 and LibX

Thanks, Brian.  I assumed that would be the case.  I'm looking forward to the new toolbar.

Judy

From: Brian Nicholson [mailto:brn at vt.edu<mailto:brn at vt.edu>]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 11:58 AM
To: Maseles, Judy S.
Cc: libx at mozdev.org<mailto:libx at mozdev.org>
Subject: Re: [LibX] Firefox 4 and LibX

Yes, development for LibX 2.0 is still underway.  We are pushing for it to be released this February.

Since the last LibX 2.0 announcement, we have migrated libapps and preferences to the new LibX 2.0 framework.  We have been putting a lot of focus on libapps, including preference management for each libapp/module, and libapp localizations.  A significant amount of time was spent getting libapps to work with Google Chrome's API, but they are fully functional at this point.

We still need to complete the following, and we anticipate they will be relatively smaller tasks:
- full proxy support with a cleaner notification interface
- context menu support for Google Chrome
- testing the update code to ensure a smooth transition from LibX 1.5 to 2.0
- other internal improvements (such as object caching)

We will support LibX 2.0 for Firefox 3.0 and beyond; LibX 1.5 will be replaced entirely.

Brian

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Maseles, Judy S. <MaselesJ at missouri.edu<mailto:MaselesJ at missouri.edu>> wrote:
LibX isn't compatible with the beta Firefox 4.  Are there still plans to change the LibX interface?

Thanks,
Judy Maseles

Judy Siebert Maseles
Head, Science Branch Libraries
W2001 Lafferre Hall
Engineering Library and Technology Commons
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO  65211


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