Independent Status Reports (20 December, 2004)

The end of year is upon us again and as always it is a time for reflection. A time to assess the hits and the misses in the Mozilla community. It was a year when the standalone browser and email clients, Firefox and Thunderbird, matured and released top quality 1.0 versions. It was a year when other Mozilla projects, such as Sunbird, Camino and Nvu really came into their own. It was a year when the Mozilla Platform was becoming more recognised as a commercial application platform.

Yet we must not rest on our laurels. The Mozilla Foundation and wider community must adapt to meet the challenges ahead. One exciting new project to herald this new era is Minimo, Mozilla browser for mobiles. Happy Holidays from the team!

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Previous Reports

HTTP serverpost — 0.6

(Merging the capabilities of HTML forms and XUL interfaces)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox, custom XUL applications
  • Platform: All

Version 0.6 has just been launched. The widget itself is fairly stable, but largely unreviewed by the community at large. Any suggestions vistors have at this point will be considered.

Add N Edit Cookie — v0.2

(Add and edit session only and saved cookies)

  • For: Firefox 0.9.x-1.0, Mozilla 1.7.x/1.8a4
  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Version 0.2. with every promised feature and a very easy to use date/time picker for expiration date editing.

Notable Highlights

  • Adds cookies
  • Edits cookies values, expiration dates
  • Easy to use date/time picker for expiration dates
  • Filter feature for locating right cookies.

HONcode Status v1.5 — HONlookup v1.4

(Collection of Mozilla / Netscape plugins for HON)

  • For: Firefox
  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Extensions have been updated to be compatible with Firefox 1.0.

Notable Highlights

  • Compatible with Firefox 1.0

Launchy — v3.6.0

(Increase your link powers with external applications)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino
  • Platform: All

Notable Highlights

  • Fixed viewing source of URL with # or ?. More info.
  • Fixed bug when right-clicking on image that is a link. More info.
  • Updated JSLib to latest
  • Added IrfanView
  • Added options item to toolbar
  • Fixed locale with app type
  • Added Polish locale
  • Added launchy.xml generator

Calendar Help — 0.1

(Help documentation for Calendar and Sunbird)

  • For: Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird
  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

New version released December 6 documents most of Calendar/Sunbird's user interface, and works in Sunbird, Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite. This is a complete first draft of the English help, with twelve chapters and three appendixes.

Notable Highlights

  • Active links from Calendar/Sunbird's user interface to the appropriate help topics
  • Table of contents, index and glossary
  • Keyboard, menu and toolbar reference information

Habari Xenu — v0.9.3

(A Cool XUL News Aggregator)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox
  • Platform: Windows, Linux

Several improvements to the aggregator including better parsing, OPML support, Firefox support

Notable Highlights

  • OPML Import/Export
  • Easy Subscription to feeds
  • Impoved feed parsing
  • Custom Stylesheets through userContent.css
  • Update All and Catchup Support
  • Improved stability

MAF — 0.4.3

(Mozilla Archive Format)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox
  • Platform: Windows, Linux

Fixed a few bugs and added additional locales.

Notable Highlights

  • Now has VBS scripts for Windows filetype associations
  • Added Russian and Polish locale
  • Added ability to save selected tabs

jsLib — v0.1.235

(Mozilla JavaScript Library)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox
  • Platform: All

Tweaked install code for solid installation both w/ EM and XPInstall. Lots of library updates, additions to the jslib protocol (type jslib:help for more details), updates to documentation, addition of jsliblive chrome folder for easier testing and execution of XUL files, added jslib top level DOM object, I am also working on an article to help new Moz app developers get up and running quickly w/ jsLib.

Notable Highlights

  • Library Cleanup
  • Protocol enhancements
  • DOM top level jslib object for easier initialization
  • Worked on potential global namespace collision declarations
  • fixed lots of bugs

purgecontrol — 0.2c

(Protect important emails from being accidentally deleted)

  • For: Thunderbird
  • Platform: independent

Updated to work with Thunderbird 1.0

cuneAform — 0.3.1

(The Community Built Editor that Anyone Can Use)

  • For: Mozilla 1.4 and up, Firefox 0.4 and up
  • Platform: Any platform

cuneAform 0.3.1 now works with Firefox 1.0! Some internal issues were also resolved. If you have used or are using 0.3 please upgrade to this new version. cuneAform 0.3 had a serious error with the installer.

New Features in 0.3.1

  • Fixed bug in XPI archive that prevented the installation (silent update)
  • Improved About Box
  • Added Nightly Support
  • Updated .rdf's
  • Should be ready for 1.0

View Background Plus — v0.9

(Opens all kinds of background images, not only those in <BODY> tag)

  • For: Mozilla, Firefox
  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Main features work as they should, but CSS definitions are only recognized if embedded inline in HTML element.

New: Quicksave-feature

Notable Highlights

  • Go to IMDB and try to save any of the gallery images. If that annoys you, you need View Background Plus ;)
  • Quicksaving of background and normal images (slightly experimental)

ThunderFilter — v0.1

(Utility to insert OO, RTF and Word files into mail)

  • For: Thunderbird
  • Platform: Linux

An extension to insert OpenOffice/StarOffice/RTF/Microsoft Word files into mail composer (Thunderbird). ThunderFilter does not attach files.

Notable Highlights

  • First release

Mnenhy — v0.7

(Mozilla enhancements with special focus upon Mail & News)

  • For: Mozilla, Thunderbird and even Firefox
  • Platform: all

Mnenhy now displays X-Faces! The folder-dependent storage now stores preferences!

What's Mnenhy?

Mnenhy provides several tools and enhancements for use with Mozilla, Thunderbird and even Firefox:

  • Custom header display for mail and news
  • Folderstorage for storing threadpane layouts and preferences folder-dependently
  • Text codecs, e.g. ROT-13, Kenny, Base64 and many more
  • Mozilla sidebar in MailNews
  • Chrome Manager, a tool for manipulating the application's chrome registry
  • Registry Viewer, a viewer for Mozilla's registry.dat file format
  • Junk Tools with junk filter statistics and display of the 'undecided' junk state.

QuoteCollapse — v0.4

(Collapse Quotes)

  • For: Mozilla, Thunderbird
  • Platform: All

QuoteCollapse collapses quotes (you guessed it!). This makes newsgroups with complete top quoting readable again, as well as those replies from people who don't know you do fcc... Version 0.4 adds support for Thunderbird 1.0 and Mozilla 1.8a5.

Notable Highlights

  • Works with TB 1.0 and Mozilla 1.8a5
  • Completely customizable
  • Collapse/expand individual quotes, all subquotes, or by quote level

AboutConfig — v0.4

(about:config for TB)

  • For: Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Platform: All

The AboutConfig extension implements for Mozilla Thunderbird what about:config is for Mozilla Firefox and Suite. You can use it to change all preferences. Make sure you know what you are doing! If you don't know about:config you probably don't want to use AboutConfig. Updated for Thunderbird 1.0.

Notable Highlights

  • Same interface as Firefox's about config.
  • Lean and mean preferences parsing.
  • Picks up localization from Thunderbird.

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