The guys over at Mozilla Update are doing some great work, but the lack of a facility to manage (upload, change descriptions, …) has really been stalling it from moving to the next level and making it “the place to go” for extensions and themes. Updates were slow, versions were stale. This has changed. The Developer Control Panel is now live.
Yes folks, line up and get your copy. Firefox Hacks is the latest in the O’Reilly Hacks series. Yours truly contributed 3 Hacks (86, 87, 88), and it was a nice project to work on. There are a number of reasons to recommend it. It’s not just a book for techies, being aimed mostly at power users. And we are all browser users, right (chances are you are reading this from a browser), so you’ll get some useful tips here to bring your browsing game to the next level. It was written by Nigel McFarlane, who has extensive Mozilla knowledge and has written another book in this field.
I’ve been involved with the Irish Mozilla localisation project for a while, on a technical level rather than translating. My Irish is terrible despite having learnt it in school for most of my formative years. After a slow start, the project took on the task of working on Firefox, and finally we have an official 1.0.1 release. The is due to the hard work of a talented team including the technical lead, Kevin Scannell.