Last week saw Firefox updated to version 7. I’m not sure if other communities party any more with the rapid release cycle, but we used it as an excuse not only to party but to talk about the latest happenings with Mozilla. Web Hour (Spletne urice in Slovene), our beloved technology meetup that happens every Wednesday, was hijacked for this purpose. We moved location for once to try something different, and were graciously welcomed by our hosts Zemanta in their fancy new offices in the middle of Ljubljana. Big shout out to Rok and Gasper for going the extra mile in organisation.
Zemanta‘s semantic technology has been around in Firefox for a while now via their add-on, which is just one of the tools in their set. Amongst other things it provides you with image, link, and article suggestions based on your content as you write blog posts or compose (Web)emails. This weeks sees releases that support new clients Outlook 2007 and Thunderbird, giving users of desktop mail an opportunity to use the service.
Herein lies some random Jetpack snippets of information.
- The Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge is coming to the end of Phase 2. Judging commences today on the wonderful entries, with up to 5 teams being chosen to go to the design camp in Texas before SXSW Interactive in March.
- I’ve added a tiny Jetpack to the Gallery called GeoPack that uses geolocation. Once Jetpack becomes a little more mature, and available on mobile, this would be a good candidate to add extra features to.
- Zemanta has added a jetpack to their impressive toolkit. They even blogged about it!
- The Jetpack Reboot is well underway, but there will be some casualties. A 0.8 release is imminent based on the current code base.