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Archive for February 2013

CoLT 2.6.0

February 16, 2013

A brand new version of CoLT has been released, implementing a couple of new features and fixing a bug or two:

  • Added support for conditional expressions using the %?[] variable
  • Added support for importing and exporting custom formats (useful for moving them between systems)
  • Improved the way custom format events are handled
  • Removed the embedded JAR file from within the extension’s XPI file
  • Made a few minor improvements to the installer manifest
  • Changed the minimum supported Firefox version to 10.0
  • Bug Fix: Newly added separators now properly extend across the custom format dialog

The import and export functionality will make it a lot easier to migrate formats between different Firefox installs. Similarly, the new conditional expression support makes it very easy to include text in your custom formats that only appear if a particular variable has a value. I have updated the custom format documentation to discuss how to use the new conditional variable option. If you spot any problems with this release, leave a comment and I’ll address them as quickly as possible.

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Improving Code Snippets

February 15, 2013

I have decided to start using the SyntaxHighlighter package here at this website, to make various code snippets a little easier to read. This package really appeals to me since it supports a number of languages, has a graceful fallback mechanism, and looks nice. Rolling out these changes will be slow, however, since I have to go through and apply some styling to all the appropriate code blocks. As always, let me know if you spot a problem with this new feature.

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Missing Backslashes

February 14, 2013

I just realized that a number of posts that were imported to this site from my old blog are missing backslash characters. After doing some investigation, I found out that there’s an associated WordPress bug (Ticket #21007) against the importer utility. Apparently, backslashes aren’t preserved as they should be.

I’m working to fix all of the relevant posts and comments. When I’ve completed this task, I’ll update this post.

Update: I believe I have fixed all of the relevant posts. If you spot a problem somewhere, let me know!

Googlebar Lite 4.9.7

February 5, 2013

Version 4.9.7 of Googlebar Lite has just been posted, fixing the following issues:

  • Various internal code improvements
  • Bug Fix: Disabling the “Remember last combined-menu search type” option will now reset the combined search button properly
  • Bug Fix: Doing a news search when no search terms are present will now take you to the Google News homepage as intended