Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 45/2008 (November 3 - 9, 2008):
Besides reading the comments on my typeaheadfind blog post and the newsgroup thread, I also removed the last pieces of the old implementation from our tree while Neil is working on a new implementation based on toolkit, I'm testing the current work in progress and it seems to move along nicely.
- Feed Reading:
After the mailnews feed reader landed (thanks IanN!) I've been looking into how to tie the lose ends up. Callek has promised to look into connecting browser feed detection with that feed reader for Alpha 2, so at least the connection is there before we implement full feed preview in the browser with a selection of feed handlers. The thing I looked into myself was displaying the originating website as a "header" for feed "messages", it's now shown and has a right-click context menu for copying the link location (more items to come) but the third part of click-opening the link in browser isn't in yet, I need some input from Thunderbird folks on that, as we share that XBL binding.
- SeaMonkey Releases:
Some more release process stuff for SeaMonkey 1.1.13, but more this week, as it's still targeted Wednesday, November 12.
- German L10n:
Lots of work to get German toolkit and SeaMonkey current, including a lot of obsolete string removals made for editor and suite - thanks a lot to sipaq and wladow for the work on the original string cleanups!
- Various Discussions:
Test failures, download manager, parallel builds, 1.9.1 branching, Firefox 2 and Gecko 1.8.1 EOL plans, Tiger EOL plans, EV UI, new cert error page, etc.
The SeaMonkey project goals thread
has taken lots of more or less off-topic turns, which is business as usual for newsgroups, but there was some interesting input as well and I've flagged a handful of posts that contain key statements already. We'll probably go and summarize those, discuss them in the Council and/or a status meeting and finally come up with a draft or even final vision statement for our project. If you still want your voice to be heard on this topic, please head over there and state your opinion in that thread!