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

Mozdev was offline recently for about 24 hours. Our main hosting facility was hit by a flood caused by a broken water main. The utilities company ordered them to shut down all power, including their backup generator. Luckily this did not happen a crucial time such as a major Mozilla release, but it has focused our thoughts on a more robust backup plan. We do have a mirror system in place for grabbing your favourite extensions and more, and thanks to John Haller for stepping up and providing a mirror list in our time of need. So some things we can't prevent like burst water pipes, but we are continuing to do our best to provide the best services for Mozilla developers. And looking at this month's crop of reports, the developers are doing their best to bring you the best software. Enjoy!

Note: If anyone has an update that they would like included in the next report, go here, or have any feedback on the reports in general, feel free to contact us.

Previous Reports

DevBoi - v0.2.3

(DevEdge sidebar replacement)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: All DevBoi version 0.2.3 is born at


Page Update Checker - v0.1

(Monitors any number of pages to see if they have changed)

For: Firefox

Platform: Any

The first release of PUC is now available. Looking for other developers with ideas to expand this extension.


InFormEnter - v 0.2.9

(Form filling in semi-automatic mode)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

New version of InformEnter published.

Notable Highlights

Searchsidebar - v0.1.5

(Powerful Advanced Search capability for Firefox.)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Paul Millar joined the project and has greatly improved the Searchsidebar. Please check out v0.1.5 and give us your feedback. v0.1.6 is in pre-release testing.

Notable Highlights

Inforss -

(RSS feed in the status bar)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Netscape

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

New in :

PasswordMaker - 0.7

(One Password To Rule Them All™)

For: Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Unix

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 9 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 Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape.

Version 0.7 was released on July 13, 2005.

Notable Highlights

XPathHelper - v0.1

(XPath evaluator for the DOM Inspector)

For: Firefox, (Mozilla?)

Platform: All

XPathHelper has been added to It is also looking for developers.

XPathHelper adds a toolbar to the DOM Inspector that allows for the evaluation of XPath expressions. See the home page for details.

TamperData - v0.55

(trace and modify http/https requests)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

Added additonal functionality

Notable Highlights

Enigmail - v0.92.0


For: Thunderbird, Mozilla

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, BSD, Solaris, ...

Enigmail is now available in 21 languages!

Notable Highlights

firefoxinhindi -

(Localization of Firefox in Hindi using Mozilla translator)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX,

Almost all DTDs have been translated. A few related to cookies are left.And the inconsistencies have to be checked once before I package it. The xpi should be available for test on Aug 15th


(Vietnamese localization of Thunderbird)

For: Thunderbird

Platform: All

This project is my Google Summer of Code submission. I've made considerable progress in translating Thunderbird into Vietnamese, using version 1.1a2.

Noteworthy notables

Google is not allowing SoC participants to collaborate with others, so I cant accept outside help until the summer ends. Since the Summer of Code deadline is September 1st, you can expect something to download or install by then. In addition to the project website (also available in Vietnamese), I also maintain a personal weblog, where I occasionally post about my project, at Minhs Notes.

cruxade - v0.1

(Xul in the Enterprise Space)

For: Mozilla (Xul Enterprise Business Applications)

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

Uploaded core xbl's for http communication and widget infos. Working locally on a databank application that utilizes xbls created, as well as, libraries in PHP. Hope to commit the databank (employee data listing) soon! :) Needed people to work on the following areas: Security (SSL?), Session Handlers, CSS designers for xbl, Maintain documentation at

thailocalization - v0.2

(camino and docs)

For: Camino

Platform: Mac OSX

Changed goals and made some work available

Notable Highlights

Frutiala - 0.01

(Simple frontend for publishing)

For: Firefox

Platform: WWindows, Linux, Mac OSX

First release.

Mozilla Archive Format - 0.6.2


For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux

Now uses C++ XPCOM Zip writer component - No external Zip tools are called for the archiving and extraction process.

Notable Highlights

Download Statusbar -

(View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Lots of polish and new features including: -MiniMode that integrates into Firefox's statusbar -User defined customization of colors and sizes -Animations, speed sensitive colors and more

MultExI - v0.1

(nstall Mozilla/Firefox extensions across multiple machines)

For: Firefox

Platform: Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris (Server component)

MultExI is a new project on that tries to establish a method to install Firefox extensions across multiple machines. The project is devided into two parts: a MultExI client Component and the corresponding server component. On server side one can define a list of extensions to install. After the initial installation of MultExI on the client, the client contacts the server component and then installs all defined extensions. The server component is a simple J2EE application, that should run in any container. The target of the MultExI project ist the simplification of the integration and administration of system far standarts, so that Firefox' way to companies becomes easier. Later MultExI will also be adjusted for Thunderbird, Sunbird and Mozilla.

Client component:
Server component:

Tinderstatus - 0.2

(Displays the current status of tinderboxen)

For: Mozilla, Firefox

Platform: All

We missed an update announcement for Tinderstatus 0.2, which now simultaneously tracks five tinderboxes at once: SeaMonkey, Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino and XULRunner.

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