Mozilla Links – English Edition
Issue # 2 – September 16, 2003
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In this issue:
1. BETTER MOZILLA
– Tabbrowser Extensions
– Bookmark a Set of Web Pages
– Start Mozilla Your Way
2. THE NEWS
– Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Released
– Epiphany 1.0 Released
– Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Candidates
– Mozilla On Its Way for 1.5
3. MOZILLA INSIDER
4. MOZILLA PROJECTS: StumbleUpon and Independent Status Reports
5. MOZILLA LINKS POLL: Where Do You Mozilla?
6. CONTACT INFO
1. BETTER MOZILLA
Featured Extension: Tabbrowser Extensions
This smart extension allows you to customize almost everything you may
think about tabs. You can get all new windows to open as tabs; drag and
reorder tabs; reload tab contents automatically with the frequency you
prefer (this is very useful for web based e-mail clients or news/sports
lovers); lock tabs so any link will open in a new tab (or window);
highlight a tab by changing its tab text background color; set
save this permission with bookmarks; and much, much more. All of this
with a few clicks in an enhanced and customizable tab context menu.
You can’t go wrong with this extension. Download and try Shimoda
Hiroshi’s little monster at:
Mozilla Links Tip: Bookmark a Set of Web Pages
(contributed by Percy Cabello)
Do you have a group of favorite websites you load every morning as
your try to wake up completely? If that’s the case -or if you have
any reason to save a group of pages under one bookmarkï¿½, Mozilla
comes to the rescue again.
You can save all of your open tabs to a single bookmark. With the
Mozilla Suite, click the Bookmarks Menu, select “Bookmark this
Group of Tabs” and assign a name and place for your bookmark. To open
the set, just select the bookmark in the Bookmarks menu or Personal
In Mozilla Firebird (preview technology), select the Bookmarks menu
and click on “Add to Bookmarks” (or just press Ctrl + D). In the “Add
bookmark” dialog window, check “Bookmark all tabs in a folder,” change
the name if necessary, and save it in a convenient location. To open
it, just select the appropriate folder in the Bookmarks menu and click
“Open in tabs”.
(Note: Mac users should use the Command key instead of Ctrl)
Mozilla Links PowerTip: Start Mozilla Your Way
(contributed by MozillaTips.com, edited by Percy Cabello)
You can get Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird behave in some particular way
during startup using command line parameters.
To avoid loading the splashscreen, open a console window, change to
the folder where Mozilla is installed, and run:
To start with a specific profile, run:
mozilla -Profile <profile name>
In Windows, you can also edit a Mozilla shortcut to include any of
these parameters in the command string. You can create a different
shortcut for every user profile!
Many of the parameters available also work for Mozilla Firebird and
Netscape. Just locate the appropriate “mozillafirebird” or “netscp”
instead of “mozilla” and append the appropriate parameters and values.
All available command line parameters:
Need more tips? Try the TipBar Extension to get the Tip of the Day in
Mozilla Firebird. Grab it at: http://tipbar.mozdev.org
You can also visit http://www.mozillatips.com for more “fun tips for
your favorite browser”.
Have a Tip or a PowerTip? Let other users know about it by sending it
2. THE NEWS
(contributed by MozillaZine, your source for Mozilla news and
advocacy. http://www.mozillazine.org )
Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Released
The second milestone of Mozilla Thunderbird, mozilla.org’s standalone
mail and newsgroups client, has been released. Based on Mozilla 1.5
Beta, Thunderbird 0.2 features a redesigned Options dialogue, spell
checker improvements, enhancements to the default theme and better
performance and stability.
Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Release Notes:
Download Mozilla Thunderbird:
Epiphany 1.0 Released
Epiphany 1.0 came out on Tuesday 9th September. Epiphany is a GNOME Web
browser based on the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine with a focus on
usability and simpicity. It is included as the default browser in GNOME
Epiphany Project: http://epiphany.mozdev.org/
Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Candidates
Mozilla 1.4.1 release candidate builds are now available for Windows,
Mac OS X and Linux. Mozilla 1.4.1 is an updated version of Mozilla 1.4
with around 100 additional bugfixes. If you find any problems in these
test builds, file a bug and set the blocking1.4.1 flag to ?. The final
version of Mozilla 1.4.1 will be released soon, assuming no critcial
problems are found.
Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Candidate for Windows:
Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Candidate for Mac OS X:
Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Candidate for Linux:
Mozilla On Its Way for 1.5
On Wednesday, September 10th , a branch was cut for the forthcoming
Mozilla 1.5 milestone and the trunk opened for 1.6 checkins. To ensure
stability, checkins to the branch require approval from
Mozilla Development Roadmap: http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html
Mozilla 1.5 Tinderbox (status of the branch for developers):
SeaMonkey Tinderbox (status of the main trunk for developers):
3. MOZILLA INSIDER
(contributed by Alex Bishop)
mozilla.org driver Chris Hofmann has posted a newsgroup message
outlining the schedule for Mozilla 1.5, which has now branched. Two
release candidates are planned, with the final builds set to come out
during the week commencing September 29th. Read Chris’s message for
The Mozilla Thunderbird Roadmap has been updated with information about
future development plans for the standalone mail and newsgroups
application. A 0.3 milestone will be released from the Mozilla 1.5
branch, with trunk changes appearing in Thunderbird 0.4. Check out the
updated Roadmap for more information:
As part of the journey to Thunderbird 0.3, a Windows Thunderbird build
from the 1.5 branch has been made available. More details in Scott
MacGregor’s post to the MozillaZine Thunderbird Builds forum:
The mozilla.org CVS repository (the place where the Mozilla code is
stored) has been moved to a new server and the old server has been made
read-only. This migration should be seamless for most contributors,
though checkins may be rejected if your local DNS server has not yet
picked up the server change.
Mozilla’s networking code has been improved with the DNS (domain name
system) service almost completely rewritten (bug 205726) and support for
Internet Protocol Version 6 added on Windows (bug 175340).
Finally, it is now possible to set up Mail & Newsgroups to leave
messages on a POP server for a specified number of days (bug 107883).
Full status update: http://www.mozilla.org/status/2003-09-13.html
4. MOZILLA PROJECTS
Project of the Week: StumbleUpon
(contributed by Brian King)
Have you ever came across a great Web site (or bad one) that you want
to tell others about? Or perhaps you want recommendation of sites. Then
the StumbleUpon toolbar is the tool for you. Features include browsing
of sites based on topic, the ability to rate sites, contact others who
“stumbled” upon the same site and rated it, and more. After installation,
all you have to do to get started is restart your browser and click
“Stumble!”. If you are active in the community, you have the chance of
becoming a top stumbler through a ratings system.
Check this and other Projects of the Week at:
Independent Status Reports
(contributed by David Boswell, edited by Percy Cabello)
The independent status reports include news and updates from Mozilla
application and extension projects hosted on mozdev.org and
elsewhere in the Mozilla community.
– New FireBird Help project has been annouced. It aims to port the
Mozilla Suite help to Mozilla Firebird.
– BannerBlind development has started up again.
– Next Image version 0.3 has been released. Next Image lets you browse
images and web pages named with consecutive numbers.
– StumbleUpon, which provides a toolbar as a means for recommending
websites, has just released version 1.82
– Uzilla has released uzReview
– mozWho has been updated with several fixes and new features
– MultiZilla has a full report with information about version
v18.104.22.168 and more
– Mozex version 1.0.6 has been released
Read more about each of these projects in the full report at
5. MOZILLA LINKS POLL
Where do you regularly use Mozilla products?
– At Work
– At Home
– At School/College
– Home and Work
– Home and School/College
– Work and School/College
– Internet Cafï¿½
– Other place
Previous poll about your favorite Mozilla product is still running.
Results will be posted in the next issue.
Let your voice be counted at http://newsletter.mozdev.org
6. CONTACT INFO
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