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Independent Status Reports (17 June, 2005)
By Brian King

Firefox and Thunderbird 1.1 release are approaching fast, and there has been many changes and enhancements not just for users but for extension authors. SVG is now enabled by default in Firefox, and other highlights include the <canvas> tag, E4X (XML handling in JavaScript), site-specific CSS rules, a redesigned Preferences system, and much more. The great advance for Thunderbird on version 1.1 is inline spell checking. Extension developers can enjoy greater flexibility on where their extensions are installed. Window icons are now supported in packages, as are OS-dependent XPCOM components. And one really nice feature in the code base is dynamic overlays, allowing chunks of chrome to be pulled in at runtime (bug 282103). Phew, just let me catch my breath! In the meantime, check out these latest reports for Mozilla projects.

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Previous Reports

InFormEnter - v 0.2.6

(Form filling in semi-automatic mode)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Published new build of InFormEnter extension - v 0.2.6

New features

InfoRSS - 0.8.8

(RSS feed in the status bar)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Netscape

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

Latest upgrade to version 0.8.8

New in 0.8.8 :

PasswordMaker - v0.6

(One password to rule 'em all!)

For: Firefox, and a web-page version for any browser supporting JavaScript

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. Passwords are calculated as they are used. There's even an on-line version for when you don't have access to Firefox.

0.6 was released on June 5, 2005.

What's New in 0.6

pageplaylist - v0.7

(Small player for mp3 links in current page)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

First official release at mozdev

MozCreator - M1

(Mozilla Development IDE written in Java)

For: All

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS

A lot has been going on with MozCreator lately. We're preparing for a M2 release, which should be coming sometime soon.

Recently, JavaScript support was added to the MozCreator Java XUL parser so we have most elements of the core Mozilla platform now ported to Java! This has simplified the GUI code significantly. We've also added a number of new features noted below.

We need Java programmers badly! If you're interested, send email to R.J. Keller. We'd also love to hear what you, the Mozilla developers, would like to see in MozCreator. Send any feature requests or other feedback to the mailing list.

Notable Highlights

Platypus - 0.5

(Firefox extension for creating Greasemonkey scripts)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Platypus is a newly-developed extension which provides a visual interface for creating GreaseMonkey scripts.

Notable Highlights

Launchy - v4.0.0

(Open links with external programs like Internet Explorer and Opera)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: All

Notable Highlights

xulfrog - dev

(A little game inspired by the classic gaming hit frogger)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, (add / delete as appropriate)

A lot of Work has been done ... actually I am focussing on the ai part of the whole thing.

Notable Highlights

Mozilla Materials - v1.0

(Keep on spreading!)

For: Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: All

Site launched!

Mozilla Materials is all about creating, organising and maintaining materials such as flyers, posters, etc. for marketing purposes.

There are already quite a few things for Firefox and Thunderbird. Expect much more in the months to come!

Russ Key - 0.4.6

(Better host application detection)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

fixed host application detection.

Notable Highlights

Leet Key - 0.3.9

(type 1337 in other languages)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Binary support, UTF8 support.

Notable Highlights

WordBlock - v.001a

(WordBlock)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino ... (add / delete as appropriate)

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, (add / delete as appropriate)

Recent dev for WordBlock has been progressing slowly. There's functionality that's similar to Adblock's but there's a noticeable difference. Code has not been released yet because it crashes and interferes with other extensions due mostly to my poor coding skills. Soon, a beta will be released to the public.

Notable Highlights

adaptivehomepage - 0.1

(Firefox extension that sets your homepage based on your usage)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux

Just finished a beta version of the project.

Released Beta version

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