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July 3, 2007

New Spell Check For Thunderbird 3

Hunspell has replaced the old MySpell spell check engine in Thunderbird 3.  Hunspell also replaced MySpell in OpenOffice.org last year.  Good news is dictionaries that are already installed while for MySpell will work with the Hunspell engine. Hunspell offers support for Asian languages, Unicode support, morphological analysis and support for complex compounds and agglutinative languages like Azeri, Basque, Estonian and Hungarian. No word at this time when Hunspell will replace MySpell in Fx 2.0.0.X/3.X or TBird 2. News Source: Mozilla Links

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New Spell Check For TBird 3

Hunspell has replaced the old MySpell spell check engine in Thunderbird 3.  Hunspell also replaced MySpell in OpenOffice.org last year.  Good news is dictionaries that are already installed while for MySpell will work with the Hunspell engine. Hunspell offers support for Asian languages, Unicode support, morphological analysis and support for complex compounds and agglutinative languages like Azeri, Basque, Estonian and Hungarian. No word at this time when Hunspell will replace MySpell in Fx 2.0.0.X/3.X or TBird 2.  News Source: Mozilla Links

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Fx 3.0a6 Released

The final Alpha build on the Gecko 1.9/Fx 3 branch has been released for testing purposes late yesterday. Some of the changes included with Firefox 3.0 Alpha 6 are: Updated SQLite engine to version 3.3.17 Improved cookie performance Support for site-specific preferences – text size A new Quit dialog box that resolves termination errors Added permanent ‘Restart Firefox’ button to Add-Ons Manager Miscellaneous fixes to download manager including correctly displaying large file sizes Various Places fixes Miscellaneous Gecko 1.9 bug fixes The next milestone is Beta 1 due out on or around July 31st. News Source: Mozilla Developer Center

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Weekly Update 2007-07-02

Here are the highlights of this week’s Weekly Update Meeting: Major Update (Fx 1.5.0.12 >> 2.0.0.4) – rolled out with about 3 million users taking advantage of the upgrade. No discussion in news groups TBird 3 – Hunspell, new spell check engine on trunk but not in any builds yet. Fx 3 – Alpha 6 Completed: Updated SQLite Improved cookie performance Support for site-specific preferences Miscellaneous fixes and UI improvements to the Add-ons manager, download manager, bookmarks and history. Work on Beta 1 is commencing: Places UI changes Bookmarks sync Web-based protocol handling (first UI maybe this week) Identity UI…

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