Some really nice checkins landed this week. Here are just some of them:
Rename Livemarks to Live Bookmarks
Live Bookmarks is a more descriptive and telling name than Livemarks.
Turn on the new RSS extenions and add it to the installer
Mozilla Thunderbird is now a RSS reader as well
Bookmarks fixes merged from aviary branch
All the cool bookmarks stuff is now available in trunk builds of Mozilla Firefox
Favicon handling merge from aviary branch
All the cool favicon stuff is now available in trunk builds of Mozilla Firefox
Cool checkin comment of the week: bug 227344
kungFuDeathGrip for mouse event
Some stuff that's not quite ready yet, but slowly coming along:
David is doing some great work for this feature. Virtual folders is a folder which doesn't physically exist, but shows the results of a search across other folders. Like Google Gmail.
Hate to disappoint you, but the bookmarks/favicons stuff was merged into the trunk, but firefox only... However, Christian Biesinger has plans on getting at least the favicon fixes into Seamonkey.Comment by Vladimir Vukicevic at July 31, 2004 12:07 PM | Permalink
So I'm sending, as Seamonkey user, thanx to Christian.Comment by Adam Hauner at July 31, 2004 05:06 PM | Permalink
Virtual folders is a folder which doesn't physically exist, but shows the results of a search across other folders. Like Google Gmail.
(Virtual folders is a folder? is that one folder or could it be also be more than one?)
I am amazed with the obsession of Mozilla-involved people and their blogs etc. with Google's Gmail. At first i thought this was despite the closedness of Gmail, which is only available for a selected group of people.
Virtual folders have been available for some time in various software, including Evolution and Opera.
While i moved from Opera to Mozilla, mainly because Mozilla is free/libre/open source software, i must say that Opera in its intentions seems less closed then the Mozilla cult: Everyone can download and use Opera (browser & mail) and when (as an innocent end user), you want to know what their "access points" (virtual folders) stand for, you are not solely referred to things that are not available to you.
(see for instance: http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index=600 )
The Mozilla virtual folder bug was filed on the 1st August 1998, so predates GMail by quite a bit! I can't work out if Evolution got it before that date or not though.
Incidentally, I understand that Gmail has the concept of threaded conversations. This is Bug 229568 which was filed in December 2003.Comment by Rob... at July 31, 2004 09:26 PM | Permalink
Way off-topic but I don't know how else to post my questions. Is there a method to uninstall XPI plug-ins? And why doesn't message filters in Mozilla Mail do as I specified? To be more specific, I've set up a rule to delete spam from my POP server, but still it downloads the spam. Maybe it's me that have a wrong idea of how message filtering should work.
Any answers will be highly appreciated.
Hopefull Google will give back some of its code and help the state of web application development.Comment by Brian at August 16, 2004 05:57 AM | Permalink