November 29, 2004

Final final candidate?

One more build, I hope this is the last candidate for 082. Please pound on this and let us know any regressions from 081 ASAP.

No, Virginia, there are no new tabs in this build. It's the branch.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:26 PM

November 26, 2004

Another candidate for your review

Another final candidate build for 082, let me know if there are any serious regressions from 081. I'd like to try to get this out early next week.

Posted by pinkerton at 5:11 PM

November 23, 2004

Camino updates

Still trying to get Camino green again after bsmedberg made the build changes. Once everything is settled I'll post about what you have to do, but the gist of it is that camino.mk is gone, replaced by flags to the standard client.mk that seamonkey uses.

Tonight I added "Open in Tabs" to bookmark menu subfolders. It actually took about ten minutes and about five lines of code altogether. Makes me wonder why I never did it before. It should be landing on the trunk and 082 branch in the next few days.

Speaking of 082, we're pretty close. Just another bug or two and hopefully we can have a release towards the middle of next week.

Over the holidays I'm going to try to put together a plan for auto-fill and remembering forms. Jasper already gave me a good starting point, I just want to read it and let it soak in and start to plan a course of action. It's by far our #1 most requested feature, we need to get it on the radar sooner rather than later.

Posted by pinkerton at 11:37 PM

Just In Time For the Holidays

A coworker pointed this out to me today. Read each description in order. It's probably the funniest thing I've read on the internet in a long time. I sit here at my desk crying -- yes, crying -- and barely able to shield my laughter from those in the cubes around me.

Good times!

Posted by pinkerton at 10:46 AM

November 19, 2004

Whoo Weee Oooh Weee Oooh

If you haven't watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly or Fistful of Dollars I suggest you watch both. They're surpisingly good, and I really don't like westerns. And, yes, Clint Eastwood is dreamy.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:05 PM

Netscape != Netscape

I feel compelled to point out something as the "Netscape" name has popped up a lot in recent press.

"Netscape" these days is nothing more than a brand. It has no tie (none, zip, zilch, zero) to the company that used to be in Mountain View and made web browsers and servers. It is not a part of AOL Client Products. It has no members of the old Netscape CPD (of which I and all Mozilla staff were members). It is a brand.

So when you see "Netscape to relase new browser!", it's probably some group in either Florida or Ohio. Speaking to these announcements as if they were the Netscape of old is moot. There is no worth in spelling out the irony of them releasing new products based on Firefox as the group doing them has no history with the old Netscape.

Move on. There really is nothing to see here.

Posted by pinkerton at 11:43 AM

November 12, 2004

Fellow push-carts

Eli forwarded me a very interesting article about the history of Audion which in a lot of ways parallels what we went through with Camino (specifically, going up against Apple). It's close to impossible to fight the OS vendor with a dedicated team of paid resources, especially when their product is also free. Hopefully reading it will give you a glimpse into why I have a hard time getting out of bed some mornings, but also why I'm still doing this and why I still believe.

Camino is going strong. We have no plans to give up or quit. We appreciate your feedback and your support and I feel confident we can continue to deliver.

Posted by pinkerton at 2:14 PM

November 11, 2004

Where and what?

Where's Camino 0.8.2? Still coming. We keep running into reports of regressions. We've got a lot of great fixes on tap and we really want to get them out to people. Despite the fanfare of Ff, people are still finding and falling in love with Camino.

West Wing this season is incredible. Witty, engaging, and riveting. If you tuned out a season or two ago, now is the time to tune back in.

In addition, The Rebel Billionaire is hot (I mean the show). The challenges (read: dangerous stunts performed by mere mortals) are nothing short of spectacular. I can't wait for next week.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:11 PM

November 7, 2004

But why do I still have black bars?

I wanted to write this article for a while, since so many people still seem confused as to why they still see black bars on widescreen tvs, but someone beat me to it.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=332843

Posted by pinkerton at 6:21 PM

November 3, 2004

0.8.2 "candidate" posted

I've put up an 0.8.2 "candidate" build for testing purposes. We've still got a couple things left, but this will help l10n and QA get a jumpstart to make sure nothing bad has regressed. Please give this a spin if you're so inclined.

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/camino/nightly/2004-11-03-06-0.8.2/Camino.dmg.gz

See the included release notes for what's changed.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:00 AM

November 2, 2004

Vote early, vote often

I don't really care about your political persuasion, just make sure you get out and vote. The last presidential election should have taught us all that each vote really does matter. Make sure you cast yours today.

In order to reduce crowding at the polls, Republicans are directed to report to their polling place on Wed, November 3.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:27 AM