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Independent Status Reports (20 December, 2004)
By Brian King

The end of year is upon us again and as always it is a time for reflection. A time to assess the hits and the misses in the Mozilla community. It was a year when the standalone browser and email clients, Firefox and Thunderbird, matured and released top quality 1.0 versions. It was a year when other Mozilla projects, such as Sunbird, Camino and Nvu really came into their own. It was a year when the Mozilla Platform was becoming more recognised as a commercial application platform. Yet we must not rest on our laurels. The Mozilla Foundation and wider community must adapt to meet the challenges ahead. One exciting new project to herald this new era is Minimo, Mozilla browser for mobiles. Happy Holidays from the mozdev.org team!

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Previous Reports

HTTP serverpost - 0.6

(Merging the capabilities of HTML forms and XUL interfaces)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, custom XUL applications

Platform: All

Version 0.6 has just been launched. The widget itself is fairly stable, but largely unreviewed by the community at large. Any suggestions vistors have at this point will be considered.

HONcode Status v1.5 - HONlookup v1.4 -

(Collection of Mozilla / Netscape plugins for HON)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Extensions have been updated to be compatible with Firefox 1.0.

Notable Highlights

Launchy - v3.6.0

(Increase your link powers with external applications)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino

Platform: All

Notable Highlights

Calendar Help - 0.1

(Help documentation for Calendar and Sunbird)

For: Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

New version released December 6 documents most of Calendar/Sunbird's user interface, and works in Sunbird, Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite. This is a complete first draft of the English help, with twelve chapters and three appendixes.

Notable Highlights

Habari Xenu - v0.9.3

(A Cool XUL News Aggregator)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux

Several improvements to the aggregator including better parsing, OPML support, Firefox support

Notable Highlights

MAF - 0.4.3

(Mozilla Archive Format)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux

Fixed a few bugs and added additional locales.

Notable Highlights

jsLib - v0.1.235

(Mozilla JavaScript Library)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: All

Tweaked install code for solid installation both w/ EM and XPInstall. Lot's of library updates, additions to the jslib protocol (type jslib:help for more details), updates to documentation, addition of jsliblive chrome folder for easier testing and execution of xul files, added jslib top level DOM object, I am also working on an article to help new moz app developers get up and running quickly w/ jsLib.

Notable Highlights

purgecontrol - 0.2c

(Protect important emails from being accidentally deleted)

For: Thunderbird

Platform: independent

Updated to work with Thunderbird 1.0

cuneAform - 0.3.1

(The Community Built Editor that Anyone Can Use)

For: Mozilla 1.4 and up, Firefox 0.4 and up

Platform: Any platform

cuneAform 0.3.1 now works with Firefox 1.0! Some internal issues were also resolved. If you have used or are using 0.3 please upgrade to this new version. cuneAform 0.3 had a serious error with the installer.

New Features in 0.3.1

View Background Plus - v0.9

(Opens all kinds of background images, not only those in BODY-tag)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Main features work as they should, but CSS definitions are only recognized if embedded inline in HTML element. New: Quicksave-feature

Notable Highlights

ThunderFilter - v0.1

(Utility to insert OO, RTF and Word files into mail)

For: Thunderbird

Platform: Linux

An extension to insert OpenOffice/StarOffice/RTF/Microsoft Word files into mail composer (Thunderbird). ThunderFilter do not attach files.

Notable Highlights

Mnenhy - v0.7

(Mozilla enhancements with special focus upon Mail & News)

For: Mozilla, Thunderbird and even Firefox

Platform: all

Mnenhy now displays X-Faces! The folder-dependent storage now stores preferences!

What's Mnenhy?

Mnenhy provides several tools and enhancements for use with Mozilla, Thunderbird and even Firefox:

QuoteCollapse - v0.4

(Collapse Quotes)

For: Mozilla, Thunderbird

Platform: All

QuoteCollapse collapses quotes (you guessed it!). This makes newsgroups with complete top quoting readable again, as well as those replies from people who don't know you do fcc... Version 0.4 adds support for Thunderbird 1.0 and Mozilla 1.8a5.

Notable Highlights

AboutConfig - v0.4

(about:config for TB)

For: Mozilla Thunderbird

Platform: All

The AboutConfig extension implements for Mozilla Thunderbird what about:config is for Mozilla Firefox and Suite. You can use it to change all preferences. Make sure you know what you are doing! If you don't know about:config you probably don't want to use AboutConfig. Updated for Thunderbird 1.0.

Notable Highlights

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