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Post Posted August 1st, 2003, 11:39 pm

I just finished compiling a new build, and found that there's a new Web Panels sidebar. When I view it, i just see some text that says "The implementation of this panel is in progress." There's also a Web Panels icon in the "Customize Toolbar" window (although it's just the bookmarks icon in Qute, and unimplemented in the other themes).

Does anybody know what the functionality of the Web Panels sidebar will be? I searched bugzilla, but didn't find anything. I checked bonsai, but it wasn't very informative.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 12:11 am

D'oh. I knew there was a reason these forums have search functionality. Apparently, Web Panels are supposed to be Mozilla-style sidebars. I suppose the most relevant bug for this is bug 176547.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 12:20 am

DonPete wrote:D'oh. I knew there was a reason these forums have search functionality. Apparently, Web Panels are supposed to be Mozilla-style sidebars. I suppose the most relevant bug for this is bug 176547.


Not quite up to date, but the gist of what's being done:

http://www.bengoodger.com/software/mb/webpanels.txt

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 12:33 am

I just drag & drop a link to sidebar. Looking good!
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 12:40 am

Is this available starting 2003-08-01? Time for a checkout and build!
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 12:51 am

noririty wrote:I just drag & drop a link to sidebar. Looking good!

Heh, yeah, I checked bonsai again and saw that Hyatt checked in an initial implementation, so I did a quick checkout and depend build just to test it out.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 2:42 am

I built Firebird based on the 2003-08-02 tree, and it does have Web Panels. However, it only seems to display the contents of the link I drag onto it. Am I doing something wrong?

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 3:04 am

daihard wrote:I built Firebird based on the 2003-08-02 tree, and it does have Web Panels. However, it only seems to display the contents of the link I drag onto it. Am I doing something wrong?

As far as I know, that's all that is implemented so far. I haven't found anything specific to this in Bugzilla, but you can check Bonsai.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 3:11 am

From Ben Goodger's blog (<a href="http://www.bengoodger.com/blog">http://www.bengoodger.com/blog</a>):

Mozilla Firebird 0.7 Heats Up

Feature development for Mozilla Firebird 0.7 is heating up. Today dave began working on a new Web Panels implementation that's results in:

<a href="http://www.bengoodger.com/software/mb/WebPanelsMTBlog.jpg">Movable Type Panel</a>

This system allows you to have a bookmark on your personal toolbar that reads "Post to MT Blog" that loads the post form in a sidebar, among other things. <a href="http://www.bengoodger.com/software/mb/webpanels.txt">Full details here</a> (slightly out of date).

I think this is a great new feature, and will go some distance towards reinforcing Firebird's position as "Blogging's Killer App."

In other news, I'm <a href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=18162">testing</a> some download system changes and bryner is <a href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=18136">testing</a> some new password manager enhancements.
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 3:12 am

There is an extension to get FB to support Seamonkey sidebars
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 3:31 am

chrisgeleven wrote:From Ben Goodger's blog (<a href="http://www.bengoodger.com/blog">http://www.bengoodger.com/blog</a>)

Actually, it's http://www.bengoodger.com/weblog/.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 6:27 am

Ah... I can only test those goodies on Monday! The blogging webpanel should be cool!
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 10:38 pm

ben's even posted on the MT forums requesting an XUL-based setup in the script to target the sidebar panel automagically, see Asa's blog

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2003, 11:07 pm

Cool! This would definetely get more users! It's great!

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 8:32 pm

Hi. Does anyone have any idea what web panels may be good for besides blogging? I do blog occasionally, but not nearly enough for me to go ecstatic about it. If it's such a great feature, there's gotta be some other use for it, too. Any creative ppl here?

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