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Open Development of Performancing Firefox!

We’ll want to mess around with it a bit to make sure that all is well and that security is as it should be, but if you’re interested in either working on Performancing Firefox or just checking out the bleeding edge code ahead of general release, we’ll shortly be opening up subversion access to the source code.

W00t!

The code has always been open source of course, but now we’ll be able to invite people in to actively contribute, and with the next version having support for skins and languages and even plugins of its own, it’ll be a lot of fun.

Jed will continue as lead developer of course, but with the extra help, and the kind of creativity try community development can bring, we should all benefit.

Anyone will be able to checkout the latest code, but those with a desire, and the necessary skills to contribute will be able to add to the codebase directly.

If you’re interested, comment here or drop me an email at [email protected] — we’ll automate adding developer access eventually, but for now its all by hand.

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Author: nickw

10 thoughts on “Open Development of Performancing Firefox!

  1. It should be quite doable — early this week we will release 1.3 with “addons support”, see announcement for details

    as for license, mpl is a good suggestion, we kinda dropped the ballon this butwill make sure we get something in for 1.3

    thanks for reminding me!

  2. … this front?

    I’m planning to make a social bookmark site and I would like to study a way for allowing people using performancing to post news on it.

    Even if it is not a blog system, with the proper XML-RPC interface it could benefit a lot on working well with Performancing, I think.

    My biggest problem is the “draft” mode which I don’t intend to have.

    Best,

    Lopo

  3. Well!

    Since this is a Mozilla Firefox plugin why not using the Mozilla MPL.

    Do you want to have a close project — or the ability to have one if desired — along with the community developed version: use the OpenOffice license schema or the SUN ones.

    A walk by Opensource.org could be interesting.

    Probably you will need to define the license prior to open the SVN to avoid latter problems.

    Speed up guys 🙂

  4. @humaneasy, you need to make links with <a href>, not <a hef>

    Nick, I’ll assume the little ‘Too many database connections’ error I just saw was a slight glitch and won’t be seen too often right?

  5. The formating is not working at all, guys!

    Reposting the comment again…

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    Well!

    Since this is a Mozilla Firefox plugin why not using the Mozilla MPL (http://opensource.org/licenses/mozilla1.1.php).

    Do you want to have a close project — or the ability to have one if desired — along with the community developed version: use the OpenOffice license schema (http://about.openoffice.org/index.html#licenses) or the SUN ones (hef=”http://opensource.org/licenses/sunpublic.php and http://opensource.org/licenses/sisslpl.php).

    A walk by Opensource.org could be interesting.

    Probably you will need to define the license prior to open the SVN to avoid latter problems.

    Speed up guys 🙂

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    See what happened in the system that result in this mess.

  6. I noticed the post on extension except just thought they were planned features not in development.

    Sorry

  7. little progress?

    Actually there has been a lot of progress, it just hasn’t been released yet. The next release is focused on languages, skins and plugin architecture so that third party mods can be added and PFF can play nicely with other extensions and applications.

    It should be a good one, but it’s not quite ready for general release yet…

  8. Nick, I noticed there has been very little progress on Performancing for Firefox after v1.2

    Do you guys have plans to introduce major features and enhance current ones ?

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