Independent Status Reports
By David Boswell
Note: If anyone has an update that they would like included in the
next report, feel free to email
BookSync Update (Bookmarks on ftp server)
by Simon Santoro
BookSync is a batch file which permits the user to up/download his bookmarks to a ftp
server, allowing the bookmarks to be shared on different computers with a click. There are currently similar projects on Mozdev, with
more features and cross platform. But this one is small, easy and does what it has to do.
CardGames Update (A collection of patience/solitaire card games)
by Stephen Clavering
CardGames is a single extension that includes a number of card games for you to play.
These include Aces Up, Gypsy, Klondike, Mod 3, Spider and Yukon. After installation and restart, you type /chrome://cards/content// in the location
bar and away you go. Switching between games is easy from a menu bar, and features include undoing moves, hints, and choosing
different levels of difficulty per game as it allows. The project has recently moved to mozdev, and version 0.9.0 has been released.
Bugxula Update (A XUL client for Bugzilla)
by Myk Melez
Bugxula is a client for Bugzilla installations. It aims to let you do everything you can
currently do with the web-based Bugzilla interface and more with a rich user interface like that of a desktop or client-server
application. Its current functionality includes defining and running searches, displaying search results, viewing individual bug
reports, and saving searches. It comes pre-configured to support the bugzilla.mozilla.org and Bugscape (for Netscape/AOL employees
only) installations, and it can be configured to work with any relatively recent Bugzilla installation (as well as some older
installations that install the appropriate patches).
DailyComics Update (Get your daily dose of comics in moz based app)
by Jake Munson
DailyComics has released version 2.0. This version has some new comics, some help
documentation, and best of all, the ability to add new comics. The user can also change the order in which the comics appear. The
entire codebase was re-worked to accommodate these changes, and there are now no hard-coded comics. All the data for downloading each
comic is stored outside of the program, so it can easily be viewed and/or updated."
Mozile Update (Inline editor for Mozilla)
by Ronoc Lapy
V0.42 of Mozile went out Sunday. It added support for editing blocks styled using "pre" as
well as a new JSUnit based test suite that improves its stability and performance. There are over 100 tests. The goal is 2000 odd to
make Mozile the most stable as well as the most standard means to edit XHTML.
Download Statusbar Update (Keep track of downloads in an autohide statusbar)
by Devon J
Demiurge Update (Mozilla Application Development tool)
by Pete Collins
Here's the latest on Demiurge. Started implementing a new "engineer" miniwindow to enter
element label name and id. Implemented highlight for the selected element. Created a browse toggle mode to view source code,
documentation, keyboard shortcuts etc. For example pres "h" to hide tools, "b" to browse, "Ctl+u" to view the source code, "delete"
to delete a selected element, "q" to quit. I will eventually implement a toolbar for users who like to click. Currently all these
funcs are available via the apps main menu. The source code view displays the current xul tree as indented tags w/out attributes, the
attributes are next. This application is a creative outlet for me and my focus remains on making it as intuitive, logical, and easy to
use as possible. Latest Screen Shot.
Linky Update (Easy access to open links and pictures on webpages)
by Henrik Gemal
Here's the latest on Linky:
- Danish (da-DK) locale support
- Configurable image file types. Defaults to "jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp". Currently no GUI for this pref.
- Wording cleanup
- Linky now also works in Mail. Right-click in the body of a message and Linky is there!
- Much better "Find text links" support
- Tried to do Mozilla Firebird settings support but gave up. Dont really see a way to have one pref panel file that works in both Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird since the pref windows differ.
- More robust open tab function
- Even more configurable install script. Now handles locales. Everybody can use the install.js script in their Mozilla Extensions.
- New pref names. Now uses "extensions.". The old pref "linky.showopen" is now called "extensions.linky.showopen".
Get Linky 1.6.0 here.
Xprint Update (The X11 print system)
by Roland Mainz
Xprint version 008 released! The latest release includes:
- Automatic configuration and lookup of available local and remote printers (which works with all spooler systems on all Unix/Linux platforms, including CUPS, LPRng, AIX, *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, etc.)
- Support for (per-printer/per-locale/per-server/etc.) custom printer configurations (incl. values like list of available paper sizes, trays, orientations, fonts, resolutions etc. etc.)
- Support for printing MathML
- Support for printing with any fonts supported by the X11 subsystem (e.g. PS Type1, PCF, BDF, TrueType, etc. (OpenType support is implemented in 009 builds)), enabling applications to print languages and scripts like Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Indic (Devanagari, Tamil, etc.), Japanese, Korean, Polish, etc.
- Support for printing on printers which do not have the required fonts installed (e.g. automated font download)
- Support for very flexible, fine-grained central and/or per-user configuration (e.g. per-user, per-machine, per-network, per-locale etc.)
- Support for localisation (l10n) and locale-specific preferences (for example: en_US locale uses US-Letter as default paper size, de_DE uses DIN-A4 etc.)