[fyi] new features in Firefox 1.1a (aka deerpark) and how this impact Piggy Bank

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 16:52:40 -0400

Read this blog post as a reference:


A few things are critical for us:

 1) the tabbrowser memory leak claims to have been fixed (probably was
also part of the work for dynamic overlays), this might allow us to get
rid of that nasty memory leak problem when opening new tabs after PB has
been started at least once.

 2) translucent xul backgrounds. This would allow us to have a bigger
yet not so intrusive PB icon at the bottom ;-)

 3) dynamic xul overlays. This allows us to have a way faster
development model because we don't have to restart the browser to load
the PB overlays *AND* it's safer because it won't destroy your profile
in case something goes wrong at init time.

not critical but really nice:

 4) support for <canvas> will allow us to implement graphical widget for
data showing.

I plan to start working PB-deerpark integration next week.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Sat Jul 16 2005 - 20:49:47 EDT

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