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Mozilla in EverQuest II

I started playing EverQuest II again recently, and happened to notice a “mozilla” folder in the EQII directory. I didn’t remember creating it or moving it there or anything like that, but got distracted and forgot about it.

Today I was playing around and found the fairly new in-game web browser. I remembered about the mozilla folder, and sure enough:

I think it’s pretty awesome that an MMORPG has a Mozilla-based browser inside of it. I fooled around it with, seeing what I could do. about:config works, and you can access chrome URLs. javascript: in the location bar doesn’t work. The user agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; chrome://navigator/locale/navigator.properties; rv:1.8.0.9) Gecko/20070125

Just thought I’d share!

The Cached Edge – addons.mozilla.org (#2)

The following addons.mozilla.org bugs for version 3.0 (Remora) were RESOLVED FIXED between Monday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, March 4.

  • Bug 372302 – Plus sign not allowed in URLs – prevents downloads
  • Bug 370604 – version range missing in remora
  • Bug 367574 – Ability to filter search of an Add-ons by application (Firefox or Thunderbird)
  • Bug 370614 – New download URLs make saving extensions difficult
  • Bug 370602 – Popular add-ons are sorted by total downloads
  • Bug 371231 – Migration script doesn’t account for entities in taglines
  • Bug 371940 – Wrong date format for the Russian locale
  • Bug 371618 – correct remora for SeaMonkey (section title, logo)
  • Bug 372011 – 404s on the discussions pages
  • Bug 370600 – Editing version info pushes add-on to top of “New and Updated” list
  • Bug 372297 – Bogus sandbox link on add-on info page
  • Bug 372010 – Discussions breadcrumbs are incorrect
  • Bug 371614 – Several JavaScript strict warnings
  • Bug 371780 – The “Build Your Own” link in the navigation menu is hardcoded to english
  • Bug 371773 – User is not notified that reviews need editor approval before they appear
  • Bug 371173 – Favicon is sent out with text/plain content type
  • Bug 371616 – Several stylesheet anomalies
  • Bug 372116 – User info page shows disabled add-ons
  • Bug 371782 – Previous Versions page shows current version
  • Bug 371472 – User Info Page misses full author name if present
  • Bug 370774 – Language selection dropdown is smaller than lawyer smallprint

Landmines, baby!

In one of my classes, we were assigned a group project of doing a company profile paper on a tech company. I happened to be wearing a Firefox fleece, and when it came time to select a company, one of my group members said “Why don’t do we do them?” and pointed at my chest.

While I would love to do a company profile of Mozilla if this was an individual project, I was hesitant about how the group (only two people knew about Mozilla) would do with such a unique company. We split the paper into sections and I was emailed the draft of our paper today, combined with everyone’s sections.

Imagine my surprise when I read the following paragraph:

“Mozilla is also finding a competitive edge in other markets by offering very portable products such as microscopic pill cameras, bio sensors that localize landmines, implantable medical devices for the treatment of brain tumors, mobile television service, video headsets, thin –film diamond coatings, and paper batteries for music playing greeting cards. Also, Mozilla is now offering solar air-conditioner equipment and solar energy powered automatic and compacting trash bins.”

The first response I thought of was “That’s not true – we’ve never made paper batteries” but I decided to go with explaining where she misread her source. Her source is cited as this Mozilla press release (7th paragraph down), which referred to many companies at the Economic Forum, not just Mozilla.

As shaver put it, “indeed, it is hard to imagine any company that was involved in all of those things of which you were not already aware, as they would constitute one of the most amazing industrial organizations in the history of opposable thumbs.”

The Cached Edge – addons.mozilla.org

The following addons.mozilla.org bugs for version 3.0 (Remora) were RESOLVED FIXED between Monday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 25.

  • Bug 370599 – many timeouts on remora links
  • Bug 370595 – Display of localized add-on descriptions broken
  • Bug 370998 – Short URLs not used consistently
  • Bug 370612 – Old versions page doesn’t indicate that the add-on is sandboxed
  • Bug 370597 – Disabled add-ons shouldn’t show up in the search
  • Bug 370610 – Offered search plugin in remora not working
  • Bug 371181 – Ordering of application versions appears random
  • Bug 366620 – Remora URLs are inconsistent and contain featureless parts
  • Bug 370607 – Different search fields produce two different search URLs
  • Bug 366652 – addon’s title is rendered at a wrong place in a narrow window
  • Bug 370783 – Broken image on extension discussion index page
  • Bug 370778 – Expanded item details only shows one author even when there’s more
  • Bug 371193 – “Other languages” list should not require clicking the “Go” button
  • Bug 370781 – Make localized date format more verbose
  • Bug 371346 – Old versions should be sorted “newest first”

This was an experimental post. If you are interested in weekly summaries like this of AMO/Remora bugs that are fixed (like the Burning Edge), please let me know and I’ll continue them.

South Korean sadness

Gen Kanai of Mozilla Japan has a really interesting article on the state of the Internet in South Korea.