December 9, 2005


Sorry I haven't been blogging much of late, the holidays you know. Also, my connection to the net has been up and down more than jinglepants on a trampoline over the past week so I've been unable to post even when i want to. Some things, in no particular order.

I called DirecTV today to schedule the install for the HD locals via satellite. They just started them in this area. The deal they quoted me was new 5LNB dish, install, and new H20 MPEG4 rcvr for $99. They said earlier it was supposed to be free so i bitched and whined and she came down to $49. Shrug. So on Dec22, I'll have all my locals and no more antenna in the basement! Of course, the rep said the MPEG4 HD DVR wouldn't be available until mid-2006, which contradicts rumors many of us have heard that it would be out in Q1. Oh well. I'll keep you posted.

Where are we with Camino? Probably very close to beta2 once we fix up some lingering regressions and get talkback symbol uploading worked out (it's broken *again*). We won't be taking RSS support for beta2, and maybe not even for 1.0. We have yet to decide. Our other most-requested feature, spell checking, has landed on the trunk. We need some work to use the built-in OSX spellcheck, but that shouldn't be too hard. The big hurdle there, however, is when it's going to land on the branch. Maybe not for a while, so that might not see light until 1.1 either.

I'd like to get 1.0 out sooner rather than later, and then start more frequent releases. The problem there is that the mozilla foundation has absolutely no clue what they're doing regarding the 1.8branch and Firefox2 development. Getting a straight answer out of them is close to impossible. We may end up not having a stable branch to release on. Good times!

Nice little ice storm last night here in VA. Thankfully I no longer have to drive to work ;)

Posted by pinkerton at December 9, 2005 1:14 PM