July 2007 Entries

Page Zoom and new Google safebrowsing protocol

Just a quick post about some of the most important checkins during the last couple of hours:

Page Zoom
Backend support for page zoom has been added. The patch does not include any UI. The page zoom functionality can also be accessed from extensions.

New google safebrowsing protocol
Implement support for the new Google safebrowsing protocol. The new protocol includes much better performance. Read about the new protocol.

Better IO support for use in JavaScript
Make it much easier for both extensions and JavaScript in general to use IO operations. Read about ScriptableIO

July 26, 2007 09:01 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Thunderbird moves out

According to Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler, Mozilla is gonna be separated from the Mozilla Foundation in some way.

We have concluded that we should find a new, separate organizational setting for Thunderbird; one that allows the Thunderbird community to determine its own destiny.

Mozilla is currently only focused on Firefox:

Thunderbird effort is dwarfed by the enormous energy and community focused on the web, Firefox and the ecosystem around it. As a result, Mozilla doesn't focus on Thunderbird as much as we do browsing and Firefox and we don't expect this to change in the foreseeable future.

Read more:
- The blog entry: Email Call to Action
- The Future of Thunderbird
- The Future of Mail

July 25, 2007 09:37 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Reordering of newsgroups is now fixed after 5 years

A fix for bug 150274 has just been checked in. The bug is about the ability to reorder newsgroups in Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey by using drag and drop.

The bug report was filed on June 8, 2002 which is more than 5 years ago and had 35 votes.

The patch was produced by Markus Hossner which also is the creator of the MessageID-Finder extension.

July 18, 2007 08:15 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

My mobile phones

Inspired by the list that Jan made I've tried to list all the mobile phones that I've used.

I started with the Nokia 3210, which is actually the only mobile phone that I bought myself. All the others have been payed by my employee.

Then I moved to one of the best phones I ever had. The Nokia 7110. The so called Matrix phone, since a modified version of it was featured in the Matrix movie.

At the same time I had the Nokia 7110 I also was playing around testing WAP with the Ericsson R320s phone. It was one of the first business phones on the marked and the one I've got was a prototype and of cause it didn't work very well.

Then I got the Nokia 7650 that had a camera. Actually it was the first Nokia phone with a camera.

When that broke I once again move to Sony Ericsson. This time with the K700i. Along with that I also had a T630 but I never really used that. Handed it off to my wife.

Then I got my current phone, Sony Ericsson P990i.

Now I'm also testing a Nokia E65 and HTC S710. Both phones miss a critical feature for me, a FM radio. I use the radio a lot when traveling so that is a key feature in my mobile phone.

Best phone conclussion: The Nokia 7110. It was a really cool phone at the time.

July 16, 2007 02:53 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

MySpell replaced with HunSpell

The current spellchecker in all Mozilla products are based on MySpell. But MySpell hasn't been developed for a long time and has been replaced by HunSpell. OpenOffice.org which also used the MySpell spelling engine, switched to using HunSpell with it's 2.0.2 version.

Now Mozilla is very close to making the switch to HunSpell. The HunSpell spelling engine has been checked into Mozilla. This means better much spelling features. Read the bug report for more information.

July 03, 2007 09:38 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

6% speedup due to fixed image cache bug

Sometimes performance gains comes from the most amazing places. A fix to a bug in the calculation of the cache size of an image has resulted in a 6% performance win on Linux and a 4% performance win on Mac. If I read the bug report correct, then the gain is only in a Cairo builds of Mozilla Firefox (what eventually becomes Firefox 3).

July 03, 2007 07:26 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks
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