As we’ve talked about before, the next version of Performancing for Firefox is just around the corner.
Originally it was going to be a quick release to add Arabic Localization, Right-to-Left (RTL) support and the Publishing options bug fix, however we have decided to go a bit farther for this release.
New in the upcoming release:
- Localization (more languages)
- Right-to-Left (RTL) support
- API for easy customising
- API for easy skinning (more on these last two below)
As Nick recently mentioned we are looking for translating partners so that this next version of PFF can reach a larger group of users in their own language.
Specifically if you know of, or work with a non-english Blogging community that would be interested in promoting PFF and assisting with the translation, send them our way. Even if you don’t, individual translators are welcome and encouraged to sign up and help out.
We are aiming to finalize the UI strings by the end of the weekend so leave a comment, or PM me if you are interested.
The Current Localization Teams Are:
- Jed Brown
As you can see, there are still plenty of languages that are missing.
Theme (skin) API
One of the new features will be CSS themes.
Basically we will allow you to easily create a new .CSS file and load it into PFF to change the way it looks. The main idea here is to have fun customizing pff’s look with the possibility of creating a new default pff theme.
As with the Skin API, we’d like to make it easy for the comunity to ‘extend’ PFF and create new tabs with your own content.
The key here is to make it easy to add content, yet provide the user with control to easily install, enable and disable them.
A few simple examples someone could create off the top of my head
- Embed FireFTP in PFF
- Add an EBAY tab to track your auctions
- Web Authoring tools for easy blogging like color pickers, css references, etc.
- You idea here!…
We are interested in your feedback and if you’d find this useful at all or have any suggestions.
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