June 2008

Fx/TBird 2.0.0.15/2.0.0.16 Update

Today’s Weekly Update Meeting had a lot of news about the upcoming Firefox and TBird releases for next month. First off, Firefox 2.0.0.15 is still on schedule to be released tomorrow (July 1st) around 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT.  Now, in two weeks (July 15th) there will be yet another Firefox 2.0.0.X branch release.  This time around is Firefox 2.0.0.16. Really don’t have details as to what is being included in the 2.0.0.16 release just know the code freeze is tomorrow. TBird 2.0.0.15 was planned to come out about a week or two after the Firefox 2.0.0.15 release, but has…

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Fx/TBird 2.0.0.15/2.0.0.16 Update

Today’s Weekly Update Meeting had a lot of news about the upcoming Firefox and TBird releases for next month. First off, Firefox 2.0.0.15 is still on schedule to be released tomorrow (July 1st) around 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT.  Now, in two weeks (July 15th) there will be yet another Firefox 2.0.0.X branch release.  This time around is Firefox 2.0.0.16. Really don’t have details as to what is being included in the 2.0.0.16 release just know the code freeze is tomorrow. TBird 2.0.0.15 was planned to come out about a week or two after the Firefox 2.0.0.15 release, but has…

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Weekly Update 2008-06-30

FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.15 – Status: Pending Release On track for release on July 1st around 3:00 PM PDT Current Schedule Code freeze: June 9 Builds start: June 9 QA starts: June 10 Release to beta channel: June 18 Respin code freeze: June 20 Builds start: June 23 QA starts: June 23 Release to beta channel: June 25 Final Release: July 1 Fx 2.0.0.16 – Status: Pending Code Freeze Current Schedule Code freeze: July 1 Builds start: July 2 QA starts: July 3 Release to beta channel: July 8 Final Release: July 15 Fx 3.0.1 – Status: Triage Current Schedule Code…

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Release Recap: June Week 4

Firefox 2.0.0.15 – This is scheduled for release either on July 1st or 2nd.  Should have a more finite date after Monday’s Weekly Update Meeting. Firefox 3.0.1 – No official time frame yet, but likely sometime in August. Firefox 3.1 – Preliminary draft released in early June. First Alpha due out in mid July with final release by year end. Thunderbird 2.0.0.15 – Contingent on the release of Firefox 2.0.0.15. If the Firefox release goes well look for Thunderbird release around July 15 or 16th. Schedule Thunderbird 3.0a2 – Tentatively scheduled for release sometime towards the end of July. Code…

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Import Dictionary

To move your Firefox dictionary to another profile (works for all versions of Firefox): Close Firefox (Firefox saves the dictionary file upon closing) Navigate to your old profile folder (Locate your profile folder) Copy the file persdict.dat Navigate to your new profile folder (Locate your profile folder) Paste and replace the persdict.dat file Restart Firefox

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Tip: Importing Saved Passwords

Note: This article deals with very old versions (3.5 and older) of Firefox. Please see See the article Password Exporter for Firefox 3.6 and newer. It is possible to import your saved passwords from one profile to another. This is handy if you are running Firefox on another computer or if you have to create a fresh profile when upgrading (or downgrading) Firefox. To do this, you will need to know where your profile folder is located. From Firefox 2 to Firefox 2: Close Firefox 2 In the OLD profile folder locate and copy the files: signons2.txt and key3.db In the NEW profile folder…

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Weekly Update 2008-06-23

FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.15 – Status: Respin done due to security vulnerability. Going back to Builds & QA today Current Schedule Code freeze: June 9 Builds start: June 9 QA starts: June 10 Release to beta channel: June 18 Respin code freeze: June 20 Builds start: June 23 QA starts: June 23 Release to beta channel: June 25 Final Release: July 1 Fx 3.0 – Status: RELEASED Over 18 Million Downloads since release. Track the progress. Fx 3.0.1 – Status: Triage Current Schedule Code freeze: TBD Builds start: TBD QA starts: TBD Release to beta channel: TBD Final Release: TBD Fx…

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Firefox 3 Themes

From top to bottom: Vista, Linux, Mac, XP: CyberNet News put together the above collage of the four Firefox 3 themes as part of their Firefox 3 Review. Personally, I didn’t care for the new Firefox 3 Vista Theme.  Just a bit plain with the blue back and forward buttons against the light blue background. Even the home page icon is a bit bland as well. The good news is you can use any of the four themes by clicking on the desired link below. A couple notes, first switching between the XP or Vista Themes only changes the button…

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Moving Bookmarks Fx3 to Fx2

As I have discovered once you load your Firefox 2 profile into Firefox 3, it is not going to work correctly again in Firefox 2.  You will need to start a new profile if you want to go back to Firefox 2. You can however bring back over your bookmarks to Firefox 2. Backup Bookmarks in Firefox 3 In Firefox 3 go to the Bookmarks Menu and select Organize Bookmarks This will open the Library window.  From here click on Import and Backup then select Export HTML.. You will be prompted to select a location to save the bookmark list….

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