Note: If anyone has an update that they would like included in the
next report, feel free to email
Googlebar Update (Google search
by Andy Edmonds
The past few weeks have seen a lot of development on the Googlebar (well, relatively,
anyway). The most visible new features in our next release will be a prefs
panel and multiple language support, as the Googlebar code was overhauled
to make it much easier to translate into other languages via the
implementation of localization.
Full details, including a step-by-step guide, are available at our new
page, along with an XPI of our latest files from CVS. Some users have
expressed an interest in translating into Italian, Hebrew, and German- any
translations that we do receive will hopefully be posted simultaneously
with our new release when it is ready, along with credit to the
With any luck, this release will also include a working uninstall
feature, dynamic (not static) find-term buttons (bug 1418) and,
should the code fall from the sky, the use of keyboard modifiers (for
example, Ctrl+Enter would open a search in a new tab). Also, two new
searches (dictionary and glossary) were added, and to make room for future
growth, the UI was reorganized a bit. Since this release will contain a
number of major changes, help in many areas whether testing, translating,
or coding would be appreciated.
Hermes Update (Adding web mail support to
I just can't seem to stop fixing little bugs in Hermes... or adding services... so
there's now a new release of the 0.2 series. 0.2.13 was released into the
wild on 30th May and will be the last 0.2 series... promise! Cross my
heart! Work will begin on releasing the 0.3 series in the even closer
future than ever before reported!
Mycroft Update (Adding search engines to the
Search tab of the Sidebar)
by Ricky Iseli
Here's the latest on the Mycroft project:
- A nice amount of new plugins have been submitted by various persons. It's great to see that more and more people contribute to this project.
- All plugins have been tested and those still working marked non-beta. All plugins marked beta, therefore, are not working or have some serious
- A few of the broken plugins have been fixed.
- We have identified a very nice site out there, Search Standard,
which provides nearly 300 Sherlock plugins for the Mac. We're waiting for
an answer to an e-mail asking to be allowed to distribute these plugins
also on our site.
- We've finally set up the mailing-list/newsgroup.
- In case Search Standard agrees, we will have to create icons for all these sites.
- Find contributors. Azrael told he will be available but still no
- Find maintainers (country/language based, category based). Andrea from
the localization projects suggested to ask the localization staffs on the
- Get in touch with all creators of the plugins to have their own
plugins checked now and then and update them.
- Create an interactive interface for directly submitting the plugins;
see mozdev bug 174.
- Not enough people with CVS access. If you are interested, please
- I will be unavailable during one month this summer, so it would be
great to have someone backing me up.
MultiZilla Update (The first, and only, tabbed browser UI add-on for Mozilla and Netscape)
by HJ van Rantwijk
MultiZilla 1.1.10 can be
installed for all recent Mozilla builds. It can also be used with Netscape
7.0 Preview Release 1.
What has changed? We worked hard to get everything from the old
MultiZilla days back in. Here are some of our features:
- Easy TabSwitching (top/bottom)
- Pref setting for tab width
- Pref setting for custom tab labels (sticky names)
- Pref setting for URL's on tab
- Two new QuickPref menu items for Cookies and Images
- Load any bookmark folder as startup group
- Tab history list in Tab context menu (also in TabMenu)
- MultiZilla's TabMenu fully operational
- Tab Home (opens first page loaded in tab)
- Easy way to set/remove Custom tab labels (F8)
- Easy way to hide Personal Toolbar (F10)
- Easy way to hide the MultiZilla Toolbar (F11)
- Hide selected tab for Close All Dialog Window
- Close All tabs, even the last one
- Customized Mozilla Tab Menu
- Access to features even when FullScreen is active (F12)
- Easy access to features by a dozen of buttons on the MultiZilla
- Easy way to select a prior visited page (Custom History Window)
- Easy way to close one or a selection of tab(s) (Custom Close All
- Enhanced keyboard support for tab navigation (first/next/prior/last
- Enhanced Drag and Drop support for tabs (with drag mouse pointer)
- The selected, or current, tab is made more visible (higher/bold text)
- The category pane for MultiZilla's pref panel opens by default
- Enhanced support to prevent new windows to open (target="blank/new")
Current Work in Progress
- Updated stylesheets (for bottom tabs)
- Update website
- Prevent duplicated pages to load (re-enabled)
- New code for link prefs
- New Icons
- Major code cleanup
- A lot of testing
We've changed our XPInstallation script, so it should be working again,
but we need people to test it for us. Especially Mac and Linux users are
more than welcome.
Note: and make sure to visit our mailing list and
So, what do we need to say more? Just have fun, HJ.