Independent Status Reports (12 May, 2005)
By Brian King

If you are not aware, became a non-profit organisation last year, known officially now as the Mozdev Community Organisation. We are also in the process of getting tax-emempt status. On the face of it this means little to the site visitors and extension developers who use our tools. But actually it has longer term and greater significance. It means we are committed to Mozilla technologies, committed to providing great quality tools and services, and committed to bringing to the next level. The infrastructure is being put in place for to grow. One factor that is important to us growing is donations, so any contributions would be appreciated if you have the resources. This and other initiatives will help us put in place new tools and resources, already in development. If you are interested on how we became a non-profit organisation, read David Boswell's article on the O'Reilly Network.

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Previous Reports

openwebfolder - 0.10

(open MS web folder client from Firefox)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows

Initial release: "openwebfolder" hooks Microsoft's web folder client to Firefox (by context menu or custom styled HTML links).

Orkut Toolbar - 0.5

(Orkut Toolbar fo Firefox)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

First official release at mozdev

Orkut Toolbar helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums and search for communities and friends.

With Orkut Toolbar all you need is type your entire text without any formatting code and then select the desired parts of text and apply the format using the toolbar buttons. Much like you do in Openoffice Writer, MS Word or any other text editor.

Main features:

signature - 0.3.1

(insert custom text into emails and posts (attach a signature))

For: Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

now on mozdev and :) project started as a hobby, now i've set it up here on mozdev.

What is it?

you can define signatures, then when posting / emailing
right click->insert signature -><my signature>
will insert the signature you have saved

recent additions

Calendar Help - 0.5

(Help documentation for Calendar and Sunbird)

For: Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

A new installable version with extra content and Help buttons in the dialogs. Starting this month, the experimental online version will begin to include documentation for Sunbird 0.2+, ready for an installable version shortly after its public release.

Notable Highlights

Russ Key - 0.4.4

(Type in phonetic Russian and transform translit into Cyrillic)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Now keyboard mapping is externalized as a preference. Transliteration character code map and transliteration regular expressions map are externalized as preferences. The extension now works with FF 1.0.3, it also works better in Thunderbird (message compose window.)

Notable Highlights

PasswordMaker - 0.5.1

(One password to rule 'em all!)

For: Mozilla, Firefox,

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Why use the same password over and over again when there's PasswordMaker? Now you only need to remember a "master" password, but you can generate the same, unique password for any website over and over again using any of 7 hash algorithms and 9 different levels of l33t speak. For added security, nothing is stored anywhere or sent over the internet. There's even an on-line version for when you don't have access to Firefox.

There have been multiple releases since the last Independent Status Report on April 11, 2005.

0.5.1 was released on May 3, 2005.

Notable Highlights

Deepest Sender - 0.6.4

(LiveJournal for Mozlla)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

After nearly a year of virtually no work being done on Deepest Sender, I decided to get stuck into it again, and rewrote the whole thing. The interface remains the same, but there have been a massive amount of bugfixes and improvements. If you intend to upgrade from 0.5.3 or below, *please* read the instructions on the installation page, or you'll be stuck with an unusable Firefox until you uninstall Deepest Sender in safe mode.

Changes since 0.5.3

fireFTP - 0.88

(FTP Client for Mozilla Firefox)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

This version is an overhaul of the code that I wrote months ago. It should run faster, better, and with less problems.

Notable Highlights

AIMfire - 0.1

(Instant Messaging client for Firefox)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

This is the initial release of the AIMfire project. It is an AOL instant messaging client that features built-in Audioscrobbler support.

Googlebar -

(Emulating the IE Google search toolbar in Mozilla and Firefox)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Googlebar has even more features! Along with an unusual load of bugfixes. ( Lots! :) In what we call the experimental release by tradition, we have added a load of cool features.

Now in the late beta stage.

XulApp - 0.1.2

(XulApp an IDE for developing Xul applications.)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

The XulApp prototype now runs in Firefox 1.0

The redesign of the XulApp prototype is progressing well. Please note that for the time being, the redesign is only available via CVS.

Notable Highlights

Previous Reports

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