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Jesse

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Post Posted September 5th, 2004, 8:31 pm

It's a bug in Firefox. It happens at http://www.squarefree.com/jsenv/ too, at least 80% of the time for me. I've been too busy to testcase it, so I haven't filed a bug.

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Post Posted September 8th, 2004, 12:04 am

Just threw together: http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/ ... uledit.xul

I like this one better.

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Post Posted October 6th, 2004, 9:26 pm

Ted Mielczarek wrote:...
Extension Developer 0.1.0.20040903
http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/ ... iondev.xpi
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Damn, somehow I missed this last time I checked the thread,
Excelent, excelent extension Ted. This will make my life so much easier now.

-Jed

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Post Posted October 15th, 2004, 5:25 am

jedbro wrote:Damn, somehow I missed this last time I checked the thread,
Excelent, excelent extension Ted. This will make my life so much easier now.

-Jed


Glad to hear that. I have some in-progress work I need to get back to on this extension, like the install.rdf editor/extension packager. I should have internet access at my new apartment today, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things. I realize this thread has been buried for a while, but is anyone using this extension? If so, care to comment on anything that would make your extension developing easier?

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Post Posted October 15th, 2004, 5:40 am

How stable is this extension anyway? It sounds like it would be highly useful for me to develop TBP, but if it has issues then I'd rather stay away from it.

Also, would the DOM Inspector belong in this as well? I know it can be built as part of the browser, but if your favourite builder can't make it work then having it available as a separately packaged XPI would be great.
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Post Posted October 15th, 2004, 6:48 am

The extension is quite stable, I've been using it for a while. It doesn't interfere with browser usage at all, it's just a collection of tools you can open. The beta status is just because the extension as a whole hasn't had a lot of testing. Most of the individual tools were developed by Jesse, and are stable and usable.

I'm not sure I'd put the DOM Inspector in there, since it comes as an installer option with the standard builds.

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Post Posted November 9th, 2004, 10:49 pm

Am I doing something wrong, or does it not support toolbox?

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Post Posted November 10th, 2004, 1:43 am

ah, it's the < script > tag it doesn't like. Looks like you're still working on that.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2004, 4:29 pm

Despite all evidence to the contrary, work is progressing on this extension. Just not very quickly. I hope to get a new version out by the end of the year, with some pretty cool new features.

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Post Posted November 18th, 2004, 6:48 pm

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Creating a new extension (not quite finished...)
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Loading an existing install.rdf (also not finished, needs to fill in Files)

Getting there!

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Post Posted November 18th, 2004, 7:24 pm

Nice :D, I'm looking forward to this.

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Post Posted November 19th, 2004, 7:01 am

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Work progresses...

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Post Posted November 21st, 2004, 8:34 am

Great looking stuff Ted.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2004, 8:17 pm

Okay, there's a new beta out. I updated the JSShell to 1.0 from Jesse's code, then promptly added in a few new features--persistent command history and window enumeration (for setting your scope to a different window). In addition some things were tweaked to work a bit better, and the jsenv has chrome privs now.

The install.rdf editor is in there, but not fully functional, and therefore not menu accessible. Don't worry, I'm getting there.

<a href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensiondev/extensiondev.xpi">Install</a>

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Post Posted November 27th, 2004, 10:01 pm

There's a new version up. The extension builder is available for testing. You can edit install.rdf files with it, and it can build your package (jar + xpi files), but it's not done yet. I'd appreciate some feedback on those features, and ideas on what else you'd like to see in the extension builder. I do plan to have contents.rdf editing, and to make all the buttons that are currently there work.

<a href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensiondev/extensiondev.xpi">Install</a>

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