Independent Status Reports

Note: If anyone has an update that they would like included in the next report, feel free to email me.

Image Zoomer Update

(An image zooming extension for Firebird)

By Diesel

Image Zoomer is a new extension for Mozilla Firebird hosted on mozdev that allows zooming in/out of images from the context menu.

You can see a demo of the feature in action on the project site.

Fast Component Update

(An easy to use template for creating a Mozilla extension)

By Pete Collins

If you want to create a Mozilla/extensions module, Fast Component is the tool for you. It will quicken and make painless the process of creating all the required project stub and build files and get you on your way with an actual working XPCOM component in a few simple steps. To find out more about using Fast Component take a look at the How To documentation.

EditCSS Update

(Extension to edit stylesheet in line)

By Pascal Guimier

EditCSS is a useful extension for web developers and web designers that works with Mozilla Firebird. It allows you to edit the current stylesheets of a page in line and display the result as you type. It appears in a sidebar. The project is based on Jesse Ruderman's "Edit Style" bookmarklet, which has done the essential work.

The WebPanel enhancer extension allows you to grab a link, a page or a HTML source into the sidebar for a temporary glimpse. Both projects are in early stage. Any contribution is welcome.

MOJI Update

(Lecture guides for kanji in Japanese web pages)

By Erwan Loisant

The MOJI project announces the first version of Rikaibar, a Mozilla Firebird extension. It provides two new toolbar buttons in the customization space, one to annotate a Japanese webpage for English speakers and one for Japanese speakers to annotate an English webpage. Both use the service.

Firebird Help Update

(Help extension until finalized for actual build)

By R.J. Keller

Firebird Help 0.4 Beta has been released. This new release fixes lots of XHTML and CSS errors, includes added toolbar buttons, and has customizable toolbars. There was also lots of Firebird help content added by Nilson Cain and new toolbar button images were supplied by Arvid. Help content was also updated to the latest Firebird nightly.

Also, anyone who wishes to distribute Firebird Help with a distribution of the browser will now have it easy to add a Help menu! Firebird Help automatically obtains the product name from &brandShortName; of the Firebird DTD file, so no changing of the Firebird Help code is needed to add your brand name to Firebird Help. Something else added to the latest CVS code of Firebird Help adds the ability to build Firebird Help on the trunk. See the Building page on the Firebird Help website for build instructions.

Mozile Update

(Inline editor for Mozilla)

By ronoc lapy

Mozile — in-browser editor for Mozilla — v0.5 was just released. It now lets you edit any XHTML construct within Mozilla from tables to inline images and is packaged as a Firebird extension or as in-page Javascript. Please try using it to edit your XHTML pages and report any bugs that you may find.

Bitflux Editor Update

(Browser based XML Editor)

By Christian Stocker

The Next Generation browser based XML Editor, Bitflux Editor, has been released as an Alpha Sneak Preview. This is a completely rewritten version, based on mozile. It has a lot of new features and enhancements: Relax NG validation, native XHTML support, easy integration into a CMS, source edit mode, WebDAV support, etc. While there are still some known bugs and missing features, it's certainly worth checking out. Any feedback is very welcome.

Mozedit Update

(Notepad like text editor extension for Firebird)

By Mark Bokil

Mozedit 0.1.1 preview has been released. The install is all in one file now and the JSLib dependencies have been removed, a new Edit in Mozedit option appears in the Mozilla Firebird tools menu to quickly edit local files, multiple document buffers are also supported, and the UI was redesigned.

jsBEEP Update

(JavaScript implementation BEEP protocol (client))

By Raj Saini

jsBEEP is a client side implementation of the BEEP protocol in JavaScript. It is still in early alpha stage. You can get a copy of code from CVS. Look at the beep-test.js in CVS for usage of the library. This example has an echo profile implemented. You can can use the Echo Profile as a template for your own profiles.

jsBEEP is intended to be used with Mozilla based stand alone applications. I am using it for stock trading client application. However, it should also be possible to use it from Mozilla for async, connection oriented interactions. For example, you can show the real time stock prices from a BEEP server updated on your web page tick by tick.

CardGames Update

(A collection of patience/solitaire card games)

By Stephen Clavering

Cards 0.11.0 has just been released and includes:

  • Golf game added (contributed by Derek Seabury)
  • Mod 3 has autoplay (also thanks to Derek)
  • Hints code all rewritten so that clicking Hint repeatedly will show different hints
  • (Finally) Adds menu items to both Firebird and Seamonkey to start the game. Tools > Cards for Firebird, Window > Cards for Seamonkey
  • Install script has been rewritten to allow (optional) installation to profile rather than application chrome directory
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Check out the project site to install the latest version.

Mycroft Update

(Adding search engines to Mozilla)

By Erich 'Ricky' Iseli

Since last month, we've added more plugins, we had a big database crash from which we recovered, and which gave us the energy to check all the plugins. Now over 450 plugins are at your disposal. A bad regression in the latest Firebird nightlies breaks the function of adding search plugins. Mozilla developers are aware of that and are working on it. Read a more detailed status report on the Mycroft website.

QuickNote Update

(A notepad, Post-it like extension)

by Jed Brown

QuickNote 0.3.1 has been released. New in this version is:

  • Default txt files are now user defined — the benefit of this is you can have a text file on your desktop, or anywhere else, and QuickNote will use it and save it to that location
  • New option allow you to specify to which tab the "Send selected text to.." item sends to
  • Now you have the option of sending the refering URL from which you copied the text
  • Languange Pref adds non-standard character support

Install the latest version and take a look at what's new.

NeedleSearch Update

(Enables users to add/delete own searchengines)

By Eelco van Kuik

The NeedleSearch project has just released version 2.2. The main new feature in this release is "Multifield Search". This means that you can now use more fields in your search than just one. This is useful if you want to use it for i.e. a phone directory. Just type: Johnson;New York and the NeedleSearch Toolbar will launch the requested search.

The previous version included context entries too. With these, you can select text on a webpage and use the context menu to launch a new search. New locales have been added too, NeedleSearch is now available in 11 languages! Unix users will be pleased to know that the install script has been rewritten from the ground upwards. It now sets all the right permissions during install.

Quick Reply Update

(QuickReply extension for Thunderbird)

By Erwin Wessels

Quick Reply version 0.4 has been released and includes:

  • Quoting support! Choose to either follow the account quoting option, don't quote, quote above or below
  • Signature support! Choose to either follow the account signature option, don't add a signature, put a signature below the reply or at the bottom of the email
  • Options button in Quick Reply box for direct access to the options
  • Message that is replied to, now is marked 'Replied'
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been updated, to resolve the conflict with the normal 'Reply' shortcut — the new shortcuts are: F8 to select the Quick Reply text box, Ctrl (or Command) + F8 to toggle visibility of the Quick Reply box, and Ctrl (or Command) + Enter to send the reply (only when the text box has focus)
  • Replying to messages that live in Local Folders no longer fails, but uses default identity
  • Reworked options panel

Download the latest release and give it a try.

Mozex Update

(External programs integration)

By Tomas Styblo

Mozex 1.07 has been released and includes:

  • a major problem has finally been fixed — mozex now properly works with links embedded in client-side image maps.
  • the "universal handler" feature was added — it allows the user to define a command to handle any protocol scheme.
  • text area editing has been simplified and hopefully is now more user friendly. The "Fill Textarea" menu item was removed because it's no longer needed. Just save the file in your editor and left-click on the textarea being edited to fill it with content of the file.
  • two keyboard shortcuts were added
    • SHIFT+F10+X+S => Mozex->View Page Source
    • SHIFT+F10+X+F => Mozex->View Frame Source
  • parsing of local file URLs now conforms to RFC 1738.
  • menu items in the "mozex" submenu were slightly reordered to make the "Edit Textarea" item easier to select.
  • "bcc" mailto URL parameter support was added (new arguments: %z, %Z)
  • mozex version number is displayed in Preferences in both Phoenix and Mozilla
  • support for AIM URLs was added (thanks to David A. Riggs and Thomas R. Sibley)
  • the Preferences dialog was redesigned to save screen space
  • the FAQ has been updated

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