I received a couple mails and comments lately about Mozilla XForms not being available for Firefox 5 (or on addons.mozilla.org for Firefox 4). I also have been thinking about the future direction the Mozilla XForms extension could and should take. This post tries to outline some of those thoughts. Let’s start with the facts. On [...]
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July 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments · English, XForms
January 4th, 2011 · 6 Comments · English, XForms
A lot of improvements went into Firefox 4 that also affected compatibility with the Mozilla XForms extension. We have been trying to keep up with the developments and with Beta 8 of Firefox 4 there should be no more breaking changes. To make sure we didn’t miss any important regressions over the previous versions, I [...]
October 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · English, XForms
Firefox 4 will come with a lot of under-the-hood changes that affected XForms as well. Fixing those issues wasn’t trivial and took quite some time (the first bug is from February), but as of today I’m happy to announce that xforms and schema-validation build with the current Mozilla trunk code again. The upcoming Beta 7 [...]
August 25th, 2010 · No Comments · XForms
Sent out my Mozilla Committer’s Agreement today!
May 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments · XForms
After a (too) long time, we’ve finally got the XForms release 0.8.7 for Firefox 3.6 out the door. Get it from addons.mozilla.org while it’s fresh! It fixes many bugs, especially visible will be the better-looking select1 dropdown boxes on Linux and Mac. Please consult the release announcement for a complete list of changes. Known bugs: [...]
February 12th, 2010 · No Comments · XForms
As a developer you’re used to deal with strange bugs on a daily basis. The one today was one of that kind. The Python script I use for building the XPIs uploads the finished files using HTTP POST. For building the POST data it uses MultipartPostHandler which I found on the web. But for some [...]
December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · XForms
I was finally able to restore the nightly builds for Firefox 3.5 (the switch to Mercurial required a rewrite of the build scripts as well). It should be working now, have a look at the build page for the details. Another quick note: XForms for Firefox 3.6 is on its way.
July 15th, 2009 · 13 Comments · XForms
It took a bit longer than expected, but thanks to the great patience Doron, Aaron and bz had reviewing the last critical bug, it is finally here: The XForms AddOn for Firefox 3.5. Download it now while it’s fresh :-) The XPI contains binary components for Windows (32bit) and Linux (32 and 64bit). Remember: this [...]
June 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments · XForms
Firefox 3.5 is released and I’ve heard a couple people asking when XForms will be ready for Firefox 3.5. The answer is: soon. There is one critical bug to be resolved (bug #490983). As soon as this one is commited, I’ll start building nightly snapshots again and we’ll see if we can release an official [...]
March 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · XForms
It has been quiet around Mozilla XForms for a while now. But now Beta3 of Firefox 3.5 is out and it’s time to update the XForms plugin to get it released in time with the official Firefox release. Mozilla switched from CVS to Mercurial (hg) with this release and removed the XForms extension from the [...]