Firefox3 has been released!
Published 2008-06-23 in Development by
Current issues and to-do list
SOAP support has been dropped
We regret to see that SOAP support was dropped entirely in Firefox 3. As an industry standard it is used in XULAdmin to communicate with the XML-RPC backend. The workaround will probably be using one of the existing soap libraries or writing a new one.
Firefox 3 requires updates over encrypted channels so we will have to provide HTTPS download links. Currently XULAdmin updates via HTTP.
New possibilites and opportunites
Several new XUL elements have been added, such as datepicker and timepicker, which will probably be used.
Firefox 3 finally implements multiple plural forms - a localization feature that is vital, particularly for numerous Slavic languages. This will lead to more flexible and natural GUI labels.
New properties and methods
Many existing elements gain additional behaviour, properties and methods. Double-clicking a tree cell and editing it straight away is a good example. The until-now rather experimental property "spellcheck" is now stable and will help implementing spell-checking in textboxes of the html editor and other fields.