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Weekly Status Report, W18/2010

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 18/2010 (May 3 - 9, 2010):

I sent a lot of this week not only recovering from a cold but also at a local FOSS conference called "Linuxwochen" in Vienna. Lots of conversations there were pretty interesting, including those on getting an open geolocation database service going and thinking about organizing open source meetings together with the OpenOffic.org guys - oh, and probably even the one with the Microsoft guy who presented their "surface" desk and who didn't see why I disliked that it wasn't using an open software stack. The FSFE team congratulated me to that discussion the day after... ;-)
My talk on "Mozilla is more than Firefox" was quite well-received, people seemed to be particularly interested in mobile, Weave and Labs, and video, and someone also told me that "Mozilla should advertise the philosophy more". Also, the Mozilla swag I did get some time ago is now almost fully in the hands of the people. :)

Another fruitful conference experience with a lot of interesting chat with cool people - now let's put an interesting first 2.1 alpha into the hands of another set of cool people!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on May 11th, 2010 21:10 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 7 comments

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    Tony Mechelynck

    from Brussels, Belgium

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    2.1 alpha and Addons Manager
    At some point between the last 2.1a1pre nightly and the first 2.1a2pre, the addons manager has become useless (and all extensions including ChatZilla, DOM Inspector and Debug/QA UI have stopped functioning). I don't know if the 2.1a1 release is affected. See bug 565090 -- Mossop has reacted.
    2010-05-11 22:33

    Tony Mechelynck

    from Brussels, Belgium

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    P.S. Bug 565090 is a consequence of bug 561600 "Implement the New Addons Manager UI for SeaMonkey (about:addons)", meaning that, until the latter is fixed, no extensions, themes, languages, search engines or even plugins will work in SeaMonkey 2.1a2pre.

    I also noticed that Sm 2.1a2pre loads no more that 44 tabs at startup, no matter how many are in the "Home Page" tab group. No bug yet from me on that count (I'm waiting on 2.1a1pre until bug 561600 gets fixed).
    2010-05-12 00:45

    KaiRo

    Webmaster

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    The 2.1a2pre problem with addons manager are known, you noted the correct bug.
    2010-05-12 03:55

    Louis Epstein

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    Seamonkey 2.0.5 vs. DOM 2.0.5,Shortcut conflicts
    So what is DOM 2.0.5 which just auto-downloaded as an add-on to Seamonkey 2.0.4?

    And will the shortcut-sharing bug be fixed?(A WinXP desktop shortcut that is supposedly to the /ProgramFiles/Seamonkey2 directory where I have Seamonkey 2 always brings up 1.1.18 (in a separate directory) first on startup,then Seamonkey 2 after 1.1.18 is exited and Quicklaunch prompted to exit Seamonkey...is there no Quicklaunch in Seamonkey 2?)

    [when did your comment form go all-German?]
    2010-05-13 16:42

    KaiRo

    Webmaster

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    DOM Inspector is a built-in add-on in SeaMonkey, and yes, that add-on just did release a new version.

    No idea what the shortcut thing is, I'm not a support person. But no, "Quickluanch" does not exist for SeaMonkey 2 - and we don't really support any configuration for users that have multiple versions installed. It's surely possible to do that, but make sure you know what you are doing, we take no gurantees your computer magically knows what version should do what.

    And my comment form is always German when your browser is set to prefer German.
    2010-05-14 03:23

    Keith

    from the US

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    I'm just hoping 2.1 doesn't take away the feature in 2.0.x, where the browser crashes every few hours. It's great, because it really shows the capabilities of session restore.

    Eh, my browser is set up to prefer Esperanto (just because it's awesome), but I do have German in the list too, because I'm currently studying it.
    2010-05-17 06:21

    KaiRo

    Webmaster

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    Keith, unfortunately, we are working a lot on removing different of those "crash" features, and given that this seems to be one of the more prominent and useful features of Flash, the work on being able to run it in a separate process will likely cost us a good number of those crashes as well, reducing those session restore showcases.

    Also, if you have set German to being preferred by your browser over English, this blog should try to show you stuff in German (it's the only two languages it supports, as they're the only ones I really know well enough).
    2010-05-17 15:53

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