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Archives for the Month of December, 2004

More Wallpapers

About two months ago I created a series of wallpapers featuring Firefox. Today I am going to release the first wallpaper of a second series, once again featuring Firefox. I am probably going to update this blog entry in the next couple of weeks and add more wallpapers as soon as they are finished.

The Future of XML Plugins: The Planet Plugin for Nucleus

Version 0.14 will probably the last release of XML Plugins. I am working on a new plugin called Planet which will eventually replace the separate RSS/Atom Reader and RSS/Atom Aggregator plugin.

Thunderbird’s Extreme Mac-over

Kevin Gerich has an very interesting article on his web log detailing some of the design decissions he and Stephen Horlander made during the creation of the Thunderbird Pinstripe theme. It’s a worthwhile read for everybody who is interested in the visual design of applications.

Thunderbirds are go!

The Mozilla Foundation has just released version 1.0 of Thunderbird, the e-mail companion of Firefox. Download it here.

XML Plugins 0.14

The latest combined release of RSS/Atom Reader, RSS/Atom Aggregator and XBEL Reader now has improved support of different character set handling, such as the different iso-8559 standards, windows codepages, Shift JIS, EUC-JP, Big5 and GB2312. In addition to this these plugins now also support utf-8, utf-16 and utf-32 (big endian and little endian, with or […]

XML Plugins 0.12 0.13 – UTF-8 Support

As some users have noticed, my XML plugins for reading Atom and RSS were a bit lacking when handling UTF-8 encoded feeds. XML Plugins 0.13 should completely solve this and in addition it also provides charset conversion routines for most other encoding formats. Basically everything, except two-byte Japanese is now supported.