Beonex Communicator has been surprisingly well recieved here
in the German area. So far, we had 35.000 complete downloads, not counting
mirrors. Many users could be described as excited ("Now, that's a
browser!"). I even got positive feedback from the Google team.
Beonex has been covered on several news sites (German: heise
Newsticker, ZDnet Germany, PC Go, GIGA; International: Tucows (rating: 5
of 5 cows), Freshmeat) and German print magazines (iX, PC
Code changes (those with general applicability) for Beonex
Comm. 0.6 have been submitted to mozilla.org, waiting for
Creating a standardized way for users to donate to Beonex,
either in general or for a certain feature. The money from private users
will be used in a non-profit way.
Press section on website
A new release based on Mozilla 0.8 and/or Mozilla 0.9,
depending on the quality.
Evaluating smaller platforms like BeOS, OS/2 and *BSD.
We still have no Mac release [:-(] . Any volunteers?
Almost no press coverage internationally. Beonex has hardly
been noticed outside the German area, apart from Usenet.
Participation from the community, e.g. users helping other
users or users writing documentation, is much less than I thought. If
there is anything holding *you* back (too commercial touch?), please tell
me - maybe I can fix it. BTW: I don't intend to make profit with private
http://games.mozdev.org has just been given a major overhaul. The new
layout categorises each game by genre and provides information and links
for each. It also simplifies the installation procedure with a standard
install link for every game. The new design behind the site is aimed both
for newcomers to the Mozilla gaming community to sample the existing games
easily, and also to find contact information should they want to get
involved. The website provides a central repository for games, so new
developers can join existing projects or start new ones, satisfied that
they do not already exist. Of course, the source code for the games is
freely available, so it is easy to look at a wide variety of games and see
how they are made. This is particularily relevant for those working on
Jukebox, the common game framework libraries. We can also host your new
games. The new website front-end will hopefully encourage more people to
get involved with writing games for Mozilla, and with the experience of
others so easily accessable, to further the Mozilla gaming cause and
Mozilla as a whole.
The Links Panel has reached version 2.3 and has paused in development. It
is currently awaiting an sr= by alecf for inclusion in Mozilla. See bug
I have also started work on bug 2800 as an add on. Bug 2800 is a UI for
the element. I currently have the beginnings of an interface and I
expect the first release at the end of the week depending on my
Amoeba is firmly in alpha status - you can load and run sample
worlds, with maps, monsters, status, collision detection, and even a
rough level editor. I'm currently working on loading and saving
There are 4 new snippets: 1) a complete rdf/js/xml sidebar! 2) some
js code for changing a pref 3) a xul/js app for editing your user
stylesheets 4) a user-stylesheet demo of using Flash in the XUL