Independent Status Reports
Wednesday September 24th, 2003
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)
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.
(Extension to edit stylesheet in line)
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.
(Lecture guides for kanji in Japanese web pages)
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 rikai.com 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
(Inline editor for Mozilla)
By ronoc lapy
Bitflux Editor Update
(Browser based XML Editor)
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.
(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.
By Raj Saini
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.
(A collection of patience/solitaire card games)
Cards 0.11.0 has just been released and includes:
Check out the project site to install the latest version.
(Adding search engines to Mozilla)
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.
(A notepad, Post-it like extension)
by Jed Brown
QuickNote 0.3.1 has been released. New in this version is:
Install the latest version and take a look at what's new.
(Enables users to add/delete own searchengines)
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)
Quick Reply version 0.4 has been released and includes:
Download the latest release and give it a try.
(External programs integration)
By Tomas Styblo
Mozex 1.07 has been released and includes:
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