The project aims to integrate the use of web-based e-mail providers into
structure of Mozilla. Initially (0.1.x)this started out with a simple
sidebar panel tab that allowed the user to access their hotmail
second generation (0.2.x) of Hermes provided with access to Hotmail,
Netscape and NetAddress email accounts. via the sidebar.
The final aim would be to create a seamless and easily maintainable tie in
between Hermes and the current mail/news program so that the web-mail
accounts appeared simply as additional mail accounts.
So far progress is developing well on the sidebar panel tab front... but
project currently lacks assistance from people who'd be capable of taking
that step further. Help is needed earnestly for such a result.. all are
- In a very short time, the sherlock project got quite a number of
contributions (that is, nearly 100 sherlock plugins were
- We need to create some standard tests in order to quality-check the
submitted plugins. Volunteers needed for both creating the test
procedure and testing the plugins.
- We need to create a database in order to make all the plugins
searchable and put them in different categories. For now, there's
a bug filed in Mozdev on Pete Collins
There are still some very annoying bugs in Mozilla that prevent the
sherlock plugins from working nicely:
- Bug 66363: Search plugins don't work with the post method
- Bug 65863: Search Panel: clicking on a link in the results updates
the results themselves
- Bug 65453: Wrong document base in combined search
In preparation for the release of GNOME 1.4, Galeon development has
recently. The stable branch has been tagged 'galeon-0-9'. This will
as the codebase for the official package that will be included in the
1.4 "Extra Apps" distribution. This branch will not have any major
made to it (with the possible exception of adding cookie management) -
bugfixes or minor usability enhancements.
A lot of changes have been made to the unstable branch:
- A cookie manager has been added. It is pretty much a carbon
copy of the
Mozilla cookie manager. Thus, you can now also block cookies and images
on a per-site basis.
- The multiple window and tabbed (MDI) interfaces have been
merged. It is
now possible to have multiple tabbed windows.
- GNOME VFS is now required.
- Support for Nautilus button themes.
In the works:
- A switch to GConf for storing preferences.
Changes to the stable branch:
- A (mostly complete) user's manual has been added. Hopefully,
clear up the confusion some users have experienced when using various
- Small enhancements:
- The open URL dialog now saves the last URL entered.
- A preference has been added for leaving the menubar, toolbar,
statusbar on when switching to fullscreen mode.
The next release of Jabberzilla will be out in a couple of weeks after
problems with the Mozilla builds shakes out. There are three bugs I am
waiting on to be fixed, among other things.
The Beta 0 release ran into a lot of problems with the many different
versions of Mozilla. The differences between M18/Netscape 6 and today's
builds are going to force me to no longer support older releases.
Considering who uses Jabberzilla, this should not be a big issue.
In fact, the builds that are current today might not be supported in two
weeks, so it is going to be a little confusing. However, it's time to move
towards the future, and I'll try to keep people informed with the Beta 1
The Chameleon project is looking for more people to create themes with
Chameleon (to be posted at http://chameleon.mozdev.org/themes/index.html. They
also ask that people continue to try the product and file bugs on it.