Independent Status Reports
Monday March 4th, 2002
This weeks status reports include an update on the European Mozilla Developer Meeting, ThinSkin, Abzilla, mozCalc and an update on MozDev. Click the Full Article link to check them out.
#1 Oooh! Free T-shirts!!
Tuesday March 5th, 2002 1:28 PM
I read through the European Mozilla Developer Meeting presentations and noticed the note in Tristan Nitot's presentation http://eu.mozdev.org/Brussels2002/Talks/tristan/webstandards.html about free T-shirts...
How can you help ?
1. Visit http://mozilla-evangelism.bclary.com/europe 2. Help in the evangelism process for bugs in Europe by using Mozilla. 3. Especially for Banks, e-commerce sites 4. Document what you do in Bugzilla mentioning keyword "Eurocontest"
Top 50 contributors before June 2002 will Win a T-Shirt !
#2 Should become useful when idle
Tuesday March 5th, 2002 3:18 PM
My comments related to Abzilla and its address book search features (Also applies to mozilla message search):
The developpers constantly miss a usuability issue here. The default search option selected should be "Search all headers and message body" for "keyword" and find all messages that partially matches this keyword. "Search all headers and message body" is not even an option currently??? That is ridiculous.
With my other email program Calypso (doesn't have IMAP support unfortunately), that is the default and it works great. There are cases once in a 100 searches that return too many results, but you can always fine tune the search if that is the case. Similarly for addresses. The default should be search all fields in the address book for a keyword and find partial matches....
#3 Re: Should become useful when idle
Thursday March 7th, 2002 1:31 AM
Yep. And for news it should be "Search all headers and message body (for downloaded postings)". It's annyoing if you know, that you want to find a posting again, it's just you cannot remember the actual subject....