Independent Status Reports
By Brian King

February should be an interesting month and will likely see the next major releases of Mozilla Firebird (0.8) and Mozilla Thinderbird (0.5). Each milestone will bring greater usability, better features, and increased stability. At least that's the plan! In the meantime, developer's are continuing to dream up and create their extensions to make the software even more attractive. A case in point ... in this month's report read how you can monitor the weather in your local area from the Thunderbird email client.

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Previous Reports

Urlnav - v0.1.0

(Extension for navigating up and down a captured URL)

Urlnav is a Firebird extension that adds a "toolbar item" that can capture the current URL. From there you can navigate up or down the numeric portion of that url, or run a slide show. It also let's you return to that captured url.

Plans for future release include:

Please get in touch if you would like to make me even more productive!

Weather v1.0 beta

(Show current weather conditions in Mozilla Thunderbird.)

This is the initial release but it works fine for me on both Thunderbird 0.4 and the latest nightlies.


If anyone's interested in contributing, just let me know.

Dictionary Search - v0.2

(Lookup words on webpage in an online dictionary)

Dictionary Search 0.2 was released on 29th of January. You can now select the online dictionary you want to use. On the homepage you can find a list of dictionaries for quite a number of languages.

easyGestures - v2.5.1

( Adds UI with mouse gestures and customizable actions)

This new laid eG (...) features an option to use small icons for those who prefer a small UI.

You now have no reason of not using it (read this

Give it a try and enjoy the efficiency and comfort of a pie menu.

QuickNote - v0.5

(A note taking extension slightly modeled after 'Post-It', 'Sticky', and the "Quick Notepad" plugin for jedit.)

0.5 is a huge release with many many new features. (ChangeLog)

Everything is running ahead of schedule. The new version should be out soon.

Notable Highlights

This is a much needed upgrade for QuickNote users
Feedback welcome!

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