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  • Joe 13:48 on January 22, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , beta, , IBM, Joe Hewitt, John J. Barton, Max Stepanov, Web browser Firefox   

    Livehttpheaders for Firefox 3.0 beta 

    livehttpheaders logo

    Update: LiveHTTPheaders 0.14 has been released.

    Web browser Firefox is getting ready for a new version 3.0 – to be released soonish. Currently the second beta version has been released for testing.

    One of the add-ons (AKA extensions) that I’m using frequently, is LiveHTTPHeaders. This extension has not (yet) been ported for Firefox 3.0.

    I made a quick fix, which makes the extension working for me in Firefox 3.0.0b2. I just had to change the compatibility information and the size of the “about” tab in order to fit within its popup window.

    As long as there is no official update, and you need livehttpheaders badly, you may want to download and install my patched version: livehttpheaders-0-13-1-patched.xpi. Of course, there is no warranty (you may post bugs in the comments if you like) and you’re using the add-on at your own risk.

    Before installing, you should check the XPI’s contents so you are sure you can trust the extension.
    Tip: uncompress the XPI and the embedded livehttpheaders.jar file and check a diff against the official 0.13.1 release version.

    Update: if you need Firebug, you can install firebug 1.1 beta (Firebug 1.1 is Firebug 1.05 by Joe Hewitt with enhancements and bug fixes by John J. Barton (IBM Almaden) and Max Stepanov (aptana))


    • wing tung Leung 21:14 on February 11, 2008 Permalink

      Thanks for the patch! I also tried increase the max version myself, but did not know how to fix the dialog box. I still don’t understand why setting the dimensions manually is needed, because it would expected XUL to scale dynamically.

      I’m running the latest nightly builds, but sadly, it seems to crash once in a while when my patched livehttpheaders is installed. Hopefully, it goes away if I add your dialog box scaling fix.

  • Joe 21:29 on January 17, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: identity, Just, news, openid, OpenID Foundation, Scott Kveton, single-signon, web users,   

    Yahoo as OpenID provider 

    OpenID logoJust announced: Yahoo! will support OpenID – and mind you, as a provider!

    According to the Press Release, this means that instantly another 368 million web users can use OpenID to log into more and more sites all over the web. This is very significant, as Scott Kveton, Chairman of the OpenID Foundation, blogs today in Take back your digital ID:

    Ask just about anybody that’s used the Internet and they’ll most likely agree; I have too many accounts to keep track of. Not only do I have to keep track of my username and password for every site, I usually have to go through the same find-my-friends dance for the places I go as well. There’s got to be a better way to define who I am on the web.

    Yahoo! is not stopping here, they have put up a quick introduction about OpenID and added an section about OpenID 2.0 to their developer network as well.

    I expect many, many more sites to switch to OpenID in the course of the year.


  • Joe 14:37 on January 4, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , search field   

    Leopard Image Capture does 16 bits tiffs 

    imagecapture-16bitThe upgrade to Mac OS-X Leopard has not been all joy, there are some annoying bugs (e.g. the search field of keychain access becomes unusable after loss of focus), and new features like spaces and time machine are very disappointing.

    At the other hand, there are lots of small improvements (almost bug fixes), to name a few:

    • Safari’s XMLHttpRequest supports now other methods than GET and POST as well (e.g. PUT and DELETE).
    • The default action for entering your password to open a keychain item is “allow once” (was: none, you had to click a button)
    • Terminal.app now has tabs (try CMD-T)

    And a very nice one: Image Capture now supports 16 bit tiff output for my Epson Perfection 1670 scanner!
    If only the Gimp starts supporting 16 bit per channel images…

    On a side note: Gimpshop for OS-X appears dead, it was never updated after the first universal binary release and filters never worked for me on Intel. The original, X11 version of Gimp.app (2.4.3) works fine, provided that you install a patched version of X11.

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