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December 2008

Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 Released

Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 was released on December 30th, which was about a week earlier than scheduled. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 Release Notes. Source: Mozilla Developer News

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Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 Released

Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 was released on December 30th, which was about a week earlier than scheduled. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 Release Notes. Source: Mozilla Developer News

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BYIR: July, August & September 2008

July 2008 In early July came the official word The Firefox 3 Download Day set a world record with 8,002,530 downloads within the 24-hour period. On July 1st, Firefox 2.0.0.15 was released. In mid-July came the first update for Firefox 3, Firefox 3.0.1 which as is regular practice was also coordinated with the release of Firefox 2.0.0.16. At the end of July, Mozilla released the first Alpha of Firefox 3.1 (Shiretoko). And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon…

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AdBlock Plus+Easy List+WordPress=Crash

As I reported earlier, I was having an odd crash when I was switching into ‘Visual’ mode (or even trying to post new or edit) in the WordPress editor. After some experimenting and a whole lot of browser crashes and restarts I discovered some interesting things. Well That’s Odd I was offered another updated to latest nightly build. After I restarted I copied the build id for reference: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1b3pre) Gecko/20081224 Firefox 3/3.0.3pre ID:20081224042714. I noticed something odd earlier about that build ID, I’ll get to this later. The browser still crashed whenever I…

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Holiday Posts

Due to the holidays there won’t be many blog posts for the remainder of this year. However, I am please to announce the BYIR: July, August & September 2008 post will be published on Christmas morning! This is about 3-days ahead of the originally scheduled date. There will not be any more Release Recap posts until January 10th as there are no planned releases for the remainder of this year. There will likely be a Mozilla Project Weekly Status post for the December 29th meeting. As of today, the BYIR: October, November & December 2008 post is schedule to be…

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: December 22nd

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 4.0.4 – Status: Released December 11th AMO 4.0.5 – Status: In Process open bugs & fixed bugs Freeze – Dec 22 FIREFOX Fx 2.0.0.19 -> 3.0.5 Major Update – Status: Pending Currently scheduled for early January after Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 Will be dependent on localization of the new major update text Fx 2.0.0.19 & Fx 3.0.5 -Status: Released Shipped Firefox 2.0.0.19 and 3.0.5 on Tuesday Noticed that the 2.0.0.19 release was incomplete Fx 2.0.0.20 -Status: Released Shipped 2.0.0.20 release on Thursday Fx 3.0.6 – Status: Tree Opening Pending Proposed schedule now on wiki QA: Started triage for 3.0.6…

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BYIR: April, May & June 2008

April 2008 April brought several add-on reviews: Abduction – an extension for taking screenshots within the Firefox browser. Domain Lookup – added a context menu item to check the availability of domain names based on the highlighted text. New Tab Homepage – when opening a new tab, your home page loads instead of a blank page. OpenDownload – adds an ‘open’ option when clicking on a download link., This feature is standard in IE and most other browsers. RetailMeNot –  automatically alerts you if the e-commerce site you are visiting has coupon/discount codes available. Three new Get a Mac ads…

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Release Week Recap: December Week 3

Just Released Firefox 2.0.0.19 – December 16th Firefox 2.0.0.20 – December 18th *FINAL UPDATE* Firefox 3.0.5 –  December 16th Schedule this Coming Week No release scheduled for the remainder of 2008 Future Release AMO 4.0.5 – February 2009 Firefox 3.0.6 – February 3rd, 2009 Firefox 3.1b3 – January 31st, 2009 MU Fx 2.0.0.19 >> 3.0.5 – TBA< Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 – January 6, 2009 Thunderbird 2.0.2.20 – March 2009 Shredder (Thunderbird) 3b2 – TBA

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Mozilla Holiday Graphics

Ken Saunders has created Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla snow globes. All three designs come in either a static PNG or animated (Firefox 3 or Opera 9.5) PNG format; choose from 125×125 or 200×200; with or without Happy Holidays. More Firefox themed holiday decorations including wall papers and ornaments can be found at AccessFirefox.org. All graphics are available for PC, Mac or Linux. Source: Mozilla Links

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Firefox 2.0.0.20 Released

Yes, you read that title correctly, this after the disclaimer “IMPORTANT: Firefox 2.0.0.x will no longer be maintained with security and stability updates. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3.” on the Firefox 2.0.0.19 Released post. From the Developer’s News Blog: Firefox 2.0.0.20 includes an additional security fix over Firefox 2.0.0.19 for users of the Windows platform. The following security issue was fixed. Mozilla has released the 20th and final security and usability update for the Firefox 2 browser. For more information about this update see the Firefox 2.0.0.20 Release Notes. Current Firefox 2 users may obtain…

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