I’ve released a small bug-fix for Googlebar Lite:
- Fixed a missing entity in all non-English locales
I’ve released a small bug-fix for Googlebar Lite:
The commenting system on this site was throwing some nasty errors, as I found out this morning. They were due to an outdated comment spam plugin I was using. I have removed the offending plugin, replacing it with another, so commenting should work once again.
Version 5.1.1 of Googlebar Lite is now available at the official Firefox add-ons site. This will be the final release of Googlebar Lite to include new features written by me. From here on out, my plan is to solely fix any problems that crop up, some of which have already surfaced for the upcoming Firefox 44. I do not have plans on porting this toolbar to the new multi-process Firefox that is coming down the pipeline.
If you have new features you want to see added to Googlebar Lite, or if you want to take on the task of making Googlebar Lite compatible with the multi-process builds of Firefox, feel free to submit pull requests at the official GitHub repo. I will happily merge any pull requests that are submitted, as long as they adhere to keeping with the “Lite” aspect of this extension.
It’s been a fun 11 years of development (can you believe it has been that long?!?), and I am grateful to all the many users who have made Googlebar Lite such an outstanding project. Nearly 30,000 people still use this extension every day, which boggles my mind. To think that something I wrote for my own use could be so useful to others is really terrific.
Here is the change log for version 5.1.0 (5.1.1 fixed a regression I inadvertently introduced):
This delicious recipe was sent to us by my wife’s grandmother. It’s incredibly tasty!
Saute beef in oil in large 10 qt pot until beef starts to brown. Add onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse beans and add to the pot. Next, add beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce, and pasta. Add chopped parsley. Simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Makes 4.5 quarts of soup.
Firefox 43, which was just recently released, now enforces add-on signing. Versions of Googlebar Lite that were distributed via this site were unsigned, meaning that they will be disabled once your version of Firefox updates itself. To fix this problem, simply install the signed version from the official add-ons website. You do not need to uninstall your previous version of Googlebar Lite to do this, and all your settings should be retained.
Version 2.6.7 of CoLT is now available at AMO. Note that if you installed CoLT from this website, you will have to reinstall it from the official AMO site (just click the “Add to Firefox” button on the install page). I am currently unable to figure out how to trigger automatic updates from here to the official site (removing the
updateURL node from my installer manifest wasn’t enough), but hopefully I’ll find a solution soon.
Anyways, here’s the list of changes:
My wife was sent a recipe by a family member down in Florida that’s really good. This recipe comes from the Junior League of Tampa, and I’m transcribing it here just in case their electronic copy ever disappears.
Combine the pork and water in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 7 hours. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid. Shred the roast in the slow cooker with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients. Add the reserved cooking liquid if necessary. Cook on low for 1 hour. Serve on rolls for sandwiches if desired.
It has been quite some time since the last releases of either CoLT or Googlebar Lite, and a lot has changed in the land of Firefox extension development. In a few weeks, Firefox will require all extensions to be signed. At the moment, neither of my extensions (as available from this website, at least) meet this requirement.
The Firefox extension world is increasingly becoming a walled garden, much like every other browser today. As such, I’ve made the frustrating decision to release my extensions through the official add-ons site only. This policy will begin with the next release of each extension, which I hope to make available in the next month or so.
In addition, the next releases of both Googlebar Lite and CoLT are likely to be my last. I’m not as interested in Firefox development as I once was, especially given some of the frustrating plans they have announced for the ecosystem. This unfortunately means that support for the multi-process version of Firefox that is coming down the pipeline will not be implemented (at least by me).
If you’re a developer and want to contribute either bug fixes or new features for my extensions, you are more than welcome to do so (merge requests are always appreciated). The source code for both is available via GitHub:
Back in June, my wife and I visited Yosemite National Park while in California. It was truly a memorable place, and I can see why this area has inspired so many people in the past. Here are some photos we took on our visit. Enjoy!