mozilla.org Status Update #227 (April 14, 2004)
Wednesday April 14th, 2004
The mozilla.org Status Update #227 (April 14, 2004) is now online. It includes news on the new stable branch, Quality Feedback Agent (Talkback) reports, junk mail controls, the spellchecker, bookmark keywords, Mozilla Thunderbird and more.
#1 Where's uninstall extension feature at?
Wednesday April 14th, 2004 1:53 PM
I haven't seen any mention of the uninstall extension feature in a while. I was hoping this feature would make it in Firefox 0.9 since that version is supposed to be 'feature complete'. Since the new direction of Mozilla apps is extension based I am guessing that the uninstall would have to be included by release 1.0 since users would be confused if they could add and extension but not remove one.
#2 Re: Where's uninstall extension feature at?
Wednesday April 14th, 2004 5:03 PM
IIRC, that's supposed to be part of the new extension manager that is being created.
#3 It'll be in 0.9
Wednesday April 14th, 2004 6:27 PM
Ben's been checking parts of it in slowly over the past couple weeks, but it's not turned on yet because it's not quite ready for primetime. But the rewrite of the extension manager is one of the two big features for 0.9. Check out the Firefox page to see what else is planned: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/roadmap.html.
#4 Re: It'll be in 0.9
Wednesday April 14th, 2004 6:48 PM
That is cool. I was just getting a little antsy that the feature wasn't going to make it in. I just noticed something today about Firefox that is missing. If you close all the open windows except the download manager you can't spawn a new window by typing Ctrl-N. This shortcut works in Mozilla but isn't working in Firefox. Possibly this is already in bugzilla but I am too lazy today to check. Any Firefox developers aware of this?
#5 TB: eml (message/rfc822) support means .mht too
Thursday April 15th, 2004 6:49 AM
The news for the support of loading external .eml is very important because that should mean that the mht format will also be a lot easier to handle (it's basically the same thing). Right now mht can be opened in mailer by physically inserting them in a mail folder (and modifying the first line), but it's a pain. The display in browser is easy, but is seriously broken as described in bug 174692.
I posted a comment on the bug to ask for a test to check if it does, if not, a derived bug to add what's still missing would be very useful.
#6 Re: TB: eml (message/rfc822) support means .mht to
Thursday April 15th, 2004 4:43 PM
This is .eml support in _Thunderbird_. What exactly do you want to show the mht in? Thunderbird? Or Firefox?
All the code for parsing the format, etc, lives in the mailnews libraries. So getting mht support in firefox based on the .eml support in Thunderbird will require a LOT (and I mean a lot) of refactoring work.
#7 TB: eml (message/rfc822) support means .mht too
Friday April 16th, 2004 2:19 PM
I want to show it in Thunderbird. I don't care that it was originally a web page, once it's saved it's just a document, any application that does a good job of displaying it is OK. Seamonkey browser is only able to display it through it's mail displaying extension, and it doesn't work.
#8 I want to open MHTML (.mht Archived Web Page)
Thursday June 2nd, 2005 9:27 AM
It would be nice to not have to use Internet Explorer, to open saved web pages in "Archived Web Page." format
below is a begining of such a file, opened with wordpad
From: <Sparad av Microsoft Internet Explorer 5> Subject: =?Windows-1252?Q?Compaq_Presario_Desktop_PCs_-_Motherboard_Specifications?= =?Windows-1252?Q?=2C_Blazer_=28P4SD-LE=29=A0?= Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 22:23:24 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/related; type="text/html"; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0000_01C4C83D.0F642C80" X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2180
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.