September 2009

Firefox 3.6 about:support

A new feature now live on the Firefox 3.6 nightlies is about:support. This feature lists important information about your Firefox installation that will help support people help with problems you may have in the future. This provides a lot of similar information that the InfoLister extension provided. However, unlike InfoLister, a button allows you to copy all the information to the clipboard and paste to an email, forum, chat window, etc. Source: Mozilla Links

Read More

Mozilla Project Weekly: September 28th, 2009

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 5.1 launches this week Reviewed proposed review process on new editor call Chicago Meetup on Sept 29 at Threadless HQ! Get ready for Firefox 3.6! FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.15 on track for October 21 releases Firefox 3.5.4 on track for October 21 releases Namoroka (Firefox 3.6) The new Troubleshooting Information (about:support) page landed on trunk and branch (bug 367596) Lightweight theme support has landed (aka: native Personas) through presently the gallery at getpersonas.com doesn’t recognize the native client support we have 27 front end blockers to knock down, 7 of which to complete before beta a beta schedule…

Read More

Thunderbird 3.0 Beta 4 Released

Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 on September 22nd. Again, not much news about this major milestone release. This week’s Mozilla Project Status Meeting did mention Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 had shipped. Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 is now available for download. There are over 200 changes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes. Some notable changes include: New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools New Global Search Field with Autocomplete New Mail Account Setup Wizard Redesigned Mail Toolbar Tabbed Email Messages Smart Folders New Message Summary View Column Headings Message Archive Activity Manager New Add-ons Manager Improved…

Read More

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: September 22, 2009

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) Lots of new stuff in 5.0.9 Collections Phase II Add-on recommendations Collection based statistics Rating for collections Public Stats Dashboard Contributions on search results, home page, and category pages Post-install “Meet the Developer” pages now available via the Developer Tools Next release (5.1!) is 9/24, will be focused on the Developer Hub Join us in Miami on 9/15 or Chicago on 9/29 for our Add-ons meetups FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.15 Firefox 3.5.4 Namoroka (Firefox 3.6) next milestone: Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Cleared nomination backlog, 31 front end blockers remain. Some of the notable work this week includes: now string-frozen…

Read More

50 Fx Extensions: Turn Google Into Ultimate Research Tool

I am always excited to get a ‘heads up’ email about an extension or in this case a list of 50 extensions. The folks over at Accredited Online Degrees have a list of 50 Firefox Extensions to Turn Google Into the Ultimate Research Tool. A good chunk of the 50 I have heard of and even used, however there are others that I am going have to take a look at in more detail when time permits. Are you an extension developer and need to get your extension promoted? Use the Contact Us link up in the blog header to…

Read More

An Update From El Guru

It has been a long while since I have posted in this here blog. It has been a long and hot summer out here in Arizona and I haven’t really felt like doing much on my days off. I am finally getting around to making some changes to my ElGuru.me site including updating the Firefox page. I hope to do more work this weekend, including expanding the Photography section. Since I returned to being a reseller (alnetsolutions.com) I have a premium version of Website Tonight which gives me nearly unlimited (999) pages. I had planned on using this Website Tonight…

Read More

Firefox 3.0.14 Released

Mozilla has released the 14th stability and security update for the Firefox 3 browser. For more information about What’s New in Firefox 3.0.14, check out the Firefox 3.0.14 Release Notes. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.14 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled) should occur within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively, users may also download Firefox 3.0.14 directly via getfirefox.com Source: Mozilla Developer Center

Read More

Firefox Plugin Updates Coming

Firefox 3.5.3 introduced a new feature which would check the Adobe Flash Plugin upon first restart after installing the update. Mozilla is working on getting a ‘Plug-in Check’ page launched later this month that users can visit to check their plug-ins status. Further Firefox 3.6 will be able to check and notify the user of new updates for their plug-ins, just like Firefox currently does for extensions and themes. Source: Mozilla Links

Read More