Independent Status Reports (February 2, 2004)

February should be an interesting month and will likely see the next major releases of Mozilla Firebird (0.8) and Mozilla Thunderbird (0.5). Each milestone will bring greater usability, better features, and increased stability. At least that's the plan! In the meantime, developer's are continuing to dream up and create their extensions to make the software even more attractive. A case in point... in this month's report read how you can monitor the weather in your local area from the Thunderbird email client.

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Urlnav — v0.1.0

(Extension for navigating up and down a captured URL)

Urlnav is a Firebird extension that adds a "toolbar item" that can capture the current URL. From there you can navigate up or down the numeric portion of that url, or run a slide show. It also let's you return to that captured url.

Plans for future release include:

  • Icons for small and large toolbar display
  • Tab specific
  • Add shortcut keys to all the major functions
  • Allow the user to select the portion of the URL to increment/decrement
  • Add alpha and date increment/decrement capabilities

Please get in touch if you would like to make me even more productive!

Weather — v1.0 beta

(Show current weather conditions in Mozilla Thunderbird)

This is the initial release but it works fine for me on both Thunderbird 0.4 and the latest nightlies.


  • Current temperature and forecast for any US zip code in your e-mail client.
  • Humidity, wind chill, dew point, barometric pressure, and more available in tooltip.
  • Automatically refreshes at user defined interval.

If anyone's interested in contributing, just let me know.

Dictionary Search — v0.2

(Lookup words on webpage in an online dictionary)

Dictionary Search 0.2 was released on 29th of January. You can now select the online dictionary you want to use. On the homepage you can find a list of dictionaries for quite a number of languages.

easyGestures — v2.5.1

(Adds UI with mouse gestures and customizable actions)

This new eG features an option to use small icons for those who prefer a small UI.

You now have no reason for not using it (read this

Give it a try and enjoy the efficiency and comfort of a pie menu.

QuickNote — v0.5

(A note taking extension slightly modeled after 'Post-It', 'Sticky', and the 'Quick Notepad' plugin for jEdit.)

0.5 is a huge release with many many new features. (ChangeLog)

Notable Highlights

  • Improved Mozilla suite support (sidebar, prefs, etc.)
  • Tons of bug fixes (TB crashed, etc.)
  • More Customization (colours, background, CSS styles)
  • Much much more..

This is a much needed upgrade for QuickNote users. Feedback welcome!

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