Category: Mozilla

Store.Mozilla.org – Relaunch

By | August 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

New stuff added as well. Visit store.mozilla.org.

Mozilla Store Re-Opens Next Week

By | August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Just some news about Mozilla store. It will be re-opened next week with brand new design, new items and other great stuff. Let’s wait and see what happens.

No More Than 10 Days To Release Critical Patch

By | August 8, 2007 | 2 Comments

“Ten Fuc*ing Days”. That’s what Mozilla said.

That’s right, they’ve said that they can release any critical patch within 10 days or faster. Firefox 2.0.0.6 was released even faster than 10 days (after security flaws were discovered). So they are not just using some tricks (or do they?), it’s already proven, we will see how fast they will release next one.

In my point of view, before using such statements they should also fix other security vulnerabilities. Even if they are not the most critical ones.

10 Days
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Unpatched 43% (6 of 14 Secunia advisories)
Most Critical Unpatched
Secunia Security Stats.

Details About IronMonkey And ScreamingMonkey

By | August 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone,
Sorry for not writing anything interested in a past few days, I was in some kind of not planned vacation. Anyways, time for the news.

Mozilla team updated us by providing more details about IronMonkey and ScreamingMonkey. Here are some quotes from their post.

The critical, core, component of this is the Tamarin virtual machine (which is an Open Sourced version of the ActionScript Virtual Machine that powered the Adobe Flash Player). Tamarin already supports ECMAScript 3 (and, thusly, JavaScript, ActionScript, and JScript) and parts of the upcoming ECMAScript 4 specification.

JavaScript will no longer be the only viable scripting language in browsers that use that Tamarin engine. At the very least, there’ll be two more languages to work with.

ScreamingMonkey is the effort, being led by Mark Hammond, to allow the Tamarin engine to run within non-Mozilla browsers, starting with Internet Explorer.

ScreamingMonkey Planning Notes.

That’s a brief, here’s a full story to read (if you want to).

Air Mozilla, Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 3PM

By | August 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Get ready. Air Mozilla goes live today again.

This week’s show will feature several guests from the Mozilla community including Bret Reckard with Mozilla recruiting, JT Batson for Firefox Support, and Seth Bindernagel with the Community Empowerment program. We’ll finish off the show with the broadcast of Mitchell Baker’s OCSON presentation.

Who: The Mozilla community, host Asa Dotzler, and special guests Bret Reckard, JT Batson, and Seth Bindernagel.
When: Wednesday, August 1, from 15:00:00 – 16:00:00 PDT (UTC -7.)
Where: View the webcast at air.mozilla.com and participate on IRC, IM, or email.
* IRC: join the discussion on irc.mozilla.org #airmozilla
* IM: instant message your questions to the AIM/YIM/GTalk screenname airmozilla.
* email: send in your questions before and during the show to airmozilla -at- mozilla -dot- com.

Source.

Firefox 2.0.0.6 Released

By | July 31, 2007 | 0 Comments

Finally, some new version of web browser, as I was geting bored.

Firefox 2.0.0.6 fixes the following security issues:

  • Unescaped URIs passed to external programs
  • Privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows

Every web browser update is important and I strongly advice you to update your Firefox to the newest one. If you can increase your security level for free, why not to do that?

Download Firefox 2.0.0.6

Mozilla To Develop A New JavaScript Engine (ActionMonkey)

By | July 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

It seems that Mozilla Devs ain’t sleeping. They are going to develop a brand new JavaScript engine called “ActionMonkey“.

ActionMonkey is the code-name for the project to integrate Tamarin and SpiderMonkey as part of Mozilla 2.

Stage 0 of this project is underway. What they are going to do now is to replace SpiderMonkey’s GC (jsgc) with Tamarin’s GC (MMgc).

Their new efforts will boost performance for sure and I am waiting for more news from ActionMonkey blog.

Mozilla Based Browser For Nokia N800 – Maemo

By | July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Seems everyone loves mobile market now. More and more money are being spent for mobile applications development and advertising.

First we had Opera Mini (works with any mobile phone) and Opera Mobile, then Safari for iPhone and now… Maemo for Nokia N800.

Maemo Screenshot
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Now… Before telling that Opera Mini or Opera Mobile is the best please continue reading. It might be the best for any other phone, but when mobile browser is being developed for only one or two models it actually gives you more freedom, developers can integrate more features and make it as much powerful as possible (depends on the phone).

Maemo Screenshot 2
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So what we have here is a Mozilla based browser for Nokia N800. Meet the “Maemo”.

Here are some interesting quotes about it.

Sharing the same key components than Firefox, this new browser engine has the capability to deliver advanced web technologies inside a pocketable form factor. The newest internet services will function on the Nokia N800, thanks to best-of-breed open standards support including full-AJAX, and integrated Adobe Flash 9. This also allows the creation of add-on’s to personalize the browsing experience.

After installation the Mozilla based browser engine will be set as default. The user interface of the open browser engine and the official Opera browser is the same, you will notice the difference in the functionality and behavior. Users can switch back to the official Opera browser through the “Advanced” option in the browser application menu. You can also deinstall the open browser from Application Manager at any time, without loosing bookmarks or other settings made for Opera.

Yes, this browser supports full AJAX, RSS feeds and much more.

Maemo Screenshot 3
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See more details here.

We Will Have Firefox 3 Alpha 7. Firefox 3 Beta Delayed

By | July 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

Recently Mozilla modified their Firefox 3 roadmap and announced Firefox 3 Alpha 7 instead of Firefox 3 Beta 1.

According to Mozilla, next Firefox 3 release isn’t ready to call itself a “beta”, they want to deliver a product, which is stable and much better, it doesn’t matter if it can take more time than planned. I guess that’s good, we want finished and polished releases, not just a big peace of bugs.

Firefox 3 Alpha 7 should contain anti-malware, finished offline api’s and secure wrappers. If there won’t be any delays for Firefox 3 Alpha 7, it will be released on July 31st.

Firefox 3 Milestone 8 will be available in the middle of September.

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Air Mozilla Returns – Live From Mozilla

By | July 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

Remember Air Mozilla? It returns. As Air Mozilla reported, it goes live Wednesday, July 11 at 2pm PDT/9pm GMT (Flash Player required).

Spread Firefox informed that there should be Michell Baker, Chief Lizard Wranger and CEO at Mozilla.

You may also send your questions to arimozilla@mozilla.com if you want to.