Holiday Moz Snippets

Some random snippets/observatiosn…

  • Nat Torkington over at O’Reilly Radar want Mozilla to reverse its course on XULRunner. I’m confused. He seems to be implying that it should be dropped. shaver has already called him on it in the comments.
  • What has happened to MozPad. The initial enthusiasm and burst of action has evaporated. I hold my hands up as guilty of letting the momentum drop … must follow up in the appropriate channels about this.
  • If you missed my previous post about FOSDEM 2008, head on over to the Wiki to find out more. I’m wishing Gerv a speedy recovery in time.
  • Is it just me, or are the prices at the Mozilla International Store outrageous?! € 68.06 for a messenger bag, which does not include shipping which appears to run and around another € 20 per kg. I’m sure the goods are good, but are they that good?
  • Last night at a hair salon art studio(!) opening in Ljubljana, I was catching up with my friend Luka Frelih from Ljudmila. He is blown away by the speed of Firefox 3. So am I. Among the many interesting things he is working on, OpenStreetMap stood out.

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XULRunner Patches Proposal

As many software vendors building a XULRunner application will tell you, they need to build their own version and maintain a set of core patches. These patches might be to fix bugs that are biting them, or add new features.

Under the umbrella of mozpad.org and with the ultimate goal being to “make the platform better”, here is a proposal to get to grips with these patches and make the process easier for developers.

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All Is Well in Mozilla Land

It has been mentioned in a few other places, but I want to jump in and wish David Boswell the best of luck in his new position as Programs Coordinator at the Mozilla Foundation. I know David as both a friend and a work colleague (as fellow member of Mozdev Board of Directors). I have no doubt he will bring to bear his valuable experience in the community and positive energy to the position. See how he describes it in his own words here.

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