Independent Status Reports Return!


Project status reports are back! It's been a few months since I sent out the last report, but I want to start doing regular weekly reports again so if you have an update that you would like included in the next one, feel free to email me.

The following updates are compiled from emails that have been sent to me since the last report. If any of this information is out of date now or if I've missed anyone's update, I apologize and will correct anything in the next report.

mozget Update (Get bleeding edge Mozilla easily)
by Phil Cryer

mozget 1.0 has been released.

mozget is a script that downloads and installs the latest version of Mozilla, while archiving the current install. Since new versions of Mozilla are complied nightly, a newer version is almost always available in's latest directory. mozget is a BASH script that I wrote to automate the downloading and installing of the latest Mozilla release while backing up the current build. This is all done without any user intervention, and should allow for more quality assurance of Mozilla, as well as providing an effortless way for end users to check out the latest versions of Mozilla.

PubMed Update (Toolbar and Sidebar to access NLM-Medline database)
by Adrian Mastronardi

The new version of the PubMed toolbar (v0.2) has a number of new features including:

  • quick access link to help and documentation in NLM site
  • quick access link to related resources from NLM
  • search in new books database
  • search in PubMed related tools like MEsH and journal browser
  • search in NLM related services like MedlinePlus, CrinicalTrials and PubMed Central
  • possibility to show/hide toolbar from view menu

BrowserG! Update (A powerful java web system that enhances Mozilla)
by Jeet Shahani

BrowserG! is the perfect Internet browser/web surfing companion. BrowserG! makes it easy to use your favorite desktop tools and favorite web sites alike. Press NetStart to start MSN(tm), AIM (tm), ICQ(tm), Yahoo Messenger(tm), Kazza(tm), Morpheous(tm), Limewire(tm) and other tools from within BrowserG! surf different sites with one click. Have your favorite links for a particular site come up for easy navigation. Stop clicking numerous times if you don't have to. If you have to type, or click a few pages to get to your final page, it is plain old wrong. Set up flags to lessen bookmark clutter. Store comparison notes with links of other auctions when sufing eBay(tm). Netscape(tm) 6.0/Mozilla(tm) plugin support. Enhancements you can live with. Currently, BrowserG! is in beta 1.0. (Install includes Mozilla download and JRE 1.3.0_01) We are looking for some motivated users and beta testers. Tell us what you like or want differently....

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