September 2007

Weekly Update 2007-09-24

Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.7 – Fire Drill (Security) Release on Tuesday, September 18th Fx 2.0.0.8 – All prior landings on the Fx 2.0.0.7 branch have been moved the 2.0.0.8 branch. Triage on-going Code Freeze: TBD Target Ship Date: 10/4 but will likely be pushed back by week or two. TBird 1.5.0.13 – No Report TBird 2.0.0.7 – No Report TBird Major Update (TBird 1.5.0.12 > 2.0.0.6) – No Report TBird 3 – No Report Fx 3.0a8/Gecko 1.9a8 – Released on Thursday, September 20th Fx3.0.m9/Gecko 1.9m9 – Currently tracking and focusing on security bugs in…

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View OpenOffice.org Docs in Fx

You can easily view (and do other basic operations) your OpenOffice.org documents in Firefox.  No extensions or software to install, just a simple plug-in to activate:  Start OpenOffice From the Tools menu select Options… At the end of the list select the category Internet At the of this list select Mozilla Plug-In Click Enabled Click OK That’s all you need to do!  No reboot needed, you now can view, save, print, make into PDF, e-mail and zoom any OpenOffice.org document right from Firefox.  Want to edit the document simply click the Edit File icon and it will launch OpenOffice.org with…

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Review: Brief

For quite some time I had been using Flock as my news reader. I liked the interface of having all my feeds listed in a sidebar. However over the past couple weeks I noticed something odd the blogs I normally visit we’re not showing any new entries. Didn’t think much of it until the other day when I saw the Thunderbird Organization Established — MailCo article on CyberNet News. I noticed on of the references listed was Mozilla Links, which according to Flock had no new articles. I had already had problems with another feed refusing to load in Flock…

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PrimoPDF

Foxit Reader is great alternative to Adobe Acrobat for viewing PDF files. But what if you want to create a PDF file? Sure you could pay for a program that will take your files and convert them to PDF. Or you could use MS Office saves as PDF option. Even OpenOffice has an Export as PDF option but that does the whole document as a PDF file. I ran into this problem with an OpenOffice spreadsheet I had. I wanted each sheet or page to be its own PDF document. After a quick search on the CyberNet Forum, I found…

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Google Sued for $5 Billion

We’ve all seen our fair share of stupid law suits, but this one has to be the best. It seems Dylan Jayne who lives in Pennsylvania is suing Google because their name (along with the Philadelphia 76er’s) are similar to his Social Security Number. He claims that flipping his SSN number upside down, and scrambling it around you will see the similarity. Oh but wait it gets even better…Jayne has hand-written his civil complaint against Google. I am guessing he couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take his idiotic case much less against a major corporation such as Google. But…

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Firefox 3.0m8 (Alpha 8) Released

The next milestone, (still an Alpha) release of Firefox 3.0 is now out. Here’s what’s new with this release (via the release notes): Basic and unpolished UI for starring and tagging pages has been added, as well as a richer Location Bar autocomplete algorithm that matches against page title (see Places UI Plan for more details) Prompt for remembering passwords is no longer a modal dialog Built in malware protection (which you can test here) Basic and unpolished UI for indicating richer website identity information has been added Support for web-based protocol handlers, though it doesn’t work in all situations…

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Thunderbird’s Future Looking Brighter

In late July there was a lot of talk about Thunderbird’s Future as Mozilla was looking at options to split off or even possible drop Thunderbird. The future is looking a lot brighter now for Thunderbird. Mitchell Baker has announced… The result is that Mozilla is launching a new effort to improve email and internet communications. We will increase our investment and focus on our current email client — Thunderbird — and on innovations in the email and communications areas. We are doing so by creating a new organization with this as its sole focus and committing resources to this…

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Fx 2.0.0.7 Released

Fx 2.0.0.7 is a Fire Drill (Security) release to address the QuickTime Vulnerability. Currently it has not been pushed out to the ‘GetFirefox‘ page or into the auto updates yet. The GetFirefox page update should be happening later today and the auto-updates are usually within the the next couple days (or some times even the same day). Meanwhile below are links the en-US version of Firefox 2.0.0.7 via Mozilla Download which connects to various download mirrors. Please note: on the download page for the Win32 build, the picture in step 1 shows Firefox Setup 2.0.0.6.exe, but the download is for…

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