I just transferred ownership of the toolbarmode Firefox extension – finally someone picked up my work and is keen to update this nice little helper.
All the best…
I finally got around to updating my chess related greasemonkey scripts for Firefox 4.
The scripts convert the main playing boards to practice boards with unlimited moves, undo and reset. Castling works as well, just promotions need some more work.
The scripts can be found over on userscripts.org.
I think I’ve complained before about the pain of creating a file release on sourceforge. While I can understand the motivation behind the design, it’s still a big pain, especially updating the processor and file type for each plugin!
So, today I finally spend some time puttng together a small greasemonkey script to make life easier. it’s still a but crude, but works well enough for my purposes.
What it does is the following:
- Iterate over all select elements and pick the ones named processor_id and type_id,
- if not already selected select ‘Platform independent‘ and ‘.zip‘,
- if the dropdown was modified also modify the table row (set background to some red),
- and also add a target to the form to allow submitting forms to a new tab to avoid having to reload the page for each submit
Admittedly, that’s all rather specific for my needs but on the off-chance that someone might find it useful – here it is.
I finally managed to find the time to update toolbarmode again. Beside some new translations – thanks BabelZilla! – it’s now configured to properly install in FF3.
Since I didn’t find the time yet to implement the stuff required to get it accepted at AMO, you’ll have to download/install from this site, though.
Sorry for the long wait,
I thought I might let you know what is happening with the new toolbarmode version…
The recently updated version of toolbarmode, 0.7.1, was rejected on UMO this week. The reviewed complained about toolbars created with the customize dialog loosing their settings after a restart. Even though the extension doesn’t claim to to do that I think it’s fine as that is something that should work (admittedly I completely forgot about this feature!).
So, I’ll be reviewing this issue and hopefully fixing it. It might prove a bit tricky, though, as it seems that custom toolbars are created by the toolbox and get set the mode/iconsize of the toolbox. Not sure how to get around that, but I’ll try…
I just released a new toolbarmode version. It’s in the review queue on UMO, but if you are keen you can download the new version from the toolbarmode homepage.
Some might have wondered if there is ever going to be news about my Firefox extensions. So, take a deep breath and relax – things start moving again.
As a first step I finally found the time to try to find out why the current toolbarmode version does not work in FF3b2. And what can I say – it’s fixed. There should be a new version sometime soon including a fix for that, some new locale and a bumped version number to allow using it with FF3b2.
I’d also like to wish everyone a (belated) Happy New Year.
Even though I am currently quite busy with non Mozilla related projects (well, beside my real work and my family), I keep an eye on what is happening with Firefox.
The application vs. platform discussion was quite interesting and I think the eventual outcome with MozPad channeling efforts around XulRunner should be satisfying for all involved.
One thing of particular interest I saw a couple days ago was an announcement that Places will be part of Firefox3a5. This means that, having cleaned up my current pet project, I might have some time to investigate whether this will allow to resurrect the Form History Manager extension for Firefox3!
The official company website is mixedmatter.co.nz. Not a lot there yet, but i’s in the making…
Just to be sure, ZenMagick is FREE and will always be FREE (have a look at the licence if you don’t believe me). Still, I feel that there is perhaps a need for some security about ZenMagick and the future of it, especially for developers/companies that plan to use ZenMagick for their work.
There will also be an official announcement on the mixedmatter site once we get around to doing that. Until then, this somewhat informal announcement will have to do.
Finally I managed to update the toolbarmode extension. Not a lot new, except for a new locale (ja-JP), Thunderbird2 support and also for Flock and Sunbird. Sunbird has it’s own file, while Flock is compatible with the new firefox binary.