June 1, 2011

Thunderbird Release Update: June 2011

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Month Thunderbird 5 Beta (Miramar) – May 25h* Thunderbird 3.1.11 – June 21st Thunderbird 5 Final Release – June 21st Future Releases Thunderbird 6 Beta – July 5th* Thunderbird 6 Final Release – August 16th Thunderbird 7 Aurora – August 16th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See this post for more details.

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Bigger Text

Bigger Text is a Firefox for Mobile extension that makes the display text larger via a Menu options. Unlike the zoom method which increase image and text size, this extension only increases the text size.  The extension can be customized by tapping Bigger Text in the Firefox For Mobile add-on manager. Default text size – Big or Normal Ignore mobile sites – Yes or No Big size – 12, 16, 18 or 24 Minimum size – None, 10, 12, 14 or 16 Double-tap size – 10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 Bigger Text works on Firefox for Mobile 4.0 and…

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Firefox for Mobile

While we did say that we had ‘no big plans’ for this year we are launching a new category, Firefox for Mobile. This category is going to be reserved for release and support information as well as extension reviews for the Firefox for Mobile browser aka Fennec. We have also created a ‘mobile friendly’ version of the blog at http://blog.ffextensionguru.mobi. For added convenience there is a mobile barcode link on the sidebar.  Please note: content is automatically transferred from the traditional blog to the mobile friendly blog. However, there may be up to an 1-hour delay in new content appearing on…

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Since I have a large monitor I am able to run a very high resolution (1920×1080). As such, I do not have my Firefox window maximized but rather I have it taking the full screen vertically and about half the screen horizontally. There are times I will go to a website, where the developer has decided that the Firefox window should be maximized or a different size. This very annoying as I have to resize the window back the way I want it to be. Even more annoying when I click a link on that site and changes the size…

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Merge Date vs Release Date

It is still a learning process for the new Thunderbird rapid release schedule. Earlier this month Mozilla Developer’s News blog explained the difference between the merge and release dates. To sum it up, the dates show on the release page (as well as those posted here) are the date the code is being merged on to the particular channel. The actual release can be upto 1-week to allow for testing to ensure the release is stable enough for public consumption. This however only applies to Nightly to Aurora and Aurora to Beta. However, for ‘final releases’, the date listed for…

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