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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Firefox 1.0 Extensions Workaround

I found a workaround so that my installed extensions will work until updated versions are released. This should work with most of the preview release extensions. Type about:config where you would normally type an URL. Type extensions into the filter and look for app.extensions.version. Double-click on it and change the value from 1.0 to .10 (aka, the preview release number). To to Tools->Extensions and enable all of them. When you restart Firefox, everything should work. I've got about six extensions that all seem to work fine. This should at least tide you over until they are all updated.

FWIW, the extensions I'm using are: Single Window, Permit Cookies, BugMeNot, Statusbar Clock, and Toolbar Enhancements.

Novell Delivers Crushing Blow

In a wonderful bit of breaking news on the SCO front, Groklaw has posted the latest on the SCO-Novell lawsuit, a statement indicating that 1995 Minutes of Novell's BD of Directors Says Novell Would Retain UNIX Copyrights. Now, that is a crushing blow :-)

A.T. Hun comments: If the judge grants a summary judgment, then there's only one thing to say: "Game over!" The only way out is for them to somehow prove that while Novell intended to keep the copyrights, the actual contract didn't state that. Since they've been having so much trouble proving anything from the contract, that might be a difficult sell at best.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

More Non-Standard Kernel Fun

Well, I found out that the patch for the visor module (needed so I can sync my PDA) with the 2.6.9-ck3 patches causes an oops. Sigh. I just copied over the old 2.6.9 visor.c file, deleted and visor*.o or .ko files and recompiled the module. Now it seems to work. That's life on the bleeding edge, I guess.

Cegeda 4.1.1 Released

Transgaming has released Cedega 4.1.1, the latest version of their popular WINE gaming fork that lets you play many Windows games in Linux. You can read the complete release notes and download a copy (binaries are subscriber-only). They now offer a time-limited demo so you can try it out before you decide whether or not you want to plunk down cash on it.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Released

The Mozilla team has released version 1.0 of their Firefox browser for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Cool stuff! I was using one of the beta releases. Hopefully all the extensions will catch up now. I also hope that the extension and theme APIs are cast in stone so we don't have to wait forever to update extensions just because a newer version of Firefox came out.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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