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W3C SVG Working Group Update for January 2010

February 2nd, 2010

In this post, I want to share some examples of the progress going on in the SVG Working Group. Microsoft recently joined the SVG Working Group, and other members (Mozilla, Apple and Opera among others) welcomed us warmly. I’m hopeful about the ways that SVG (both its current direction and future potential) could make the…

Nate Chapin is now a WebKit reviewer!

February 1st, 2010

Nate got his start in WebKit with helping to upstream Javascript bindings for the Chromium port into WebKit. During that work, he learned much about WebKit style as well as getting to know the bindings quite well. Since then, he continued to do a prodigious amount with the bindings and improved them in many ways….

Mitchell Baker Honored with Aenne Burda Award at DLD-Conference in Munich, Germany

January 27th, 2010

Mitchell Baker, chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, was awarded the Aenne Burda Award at the international Digital Life Design Conference in Munich, Germany. Mitchell is the fifth recipient of the award that honors successful, creative female entrepreneurs that are visionaries of the digital world. She received the award for alternative and transparent developments in software. To…

Jeremy Orlow is now a WebKit reviewer!

January 26th, 2010

Jeremy has done a lot of work on local storage and session storage within WebKit. Much of this brought it up to date with spec changes, but he also improved it by adding quota support and fixing many bugs. As part of the Chromium port, he also worked on its WebKit api and JavaScript bindings. Please…

Continued stabilization

January 22nd, 2010

With a third snapshot this week, you might have figured that we’re very busy stabilizing and improving 10.5. Also this snapshot includes a major update of Presto with over a hundred of bug fixes and improvements. And to make it even better we expect to release more new milestones next week that will fix most…

Personas: So what’s your style?

January 21st, 2010

Are you a Personas fan or want to change the look of your Firefox? Firefox 3.6 makes it possible for you to change the appearance of your browser by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart! There are over 30,000 designs to choose from thanks to our wonderful community…

Ruby Rendering in WebKit

January 21st, 2010

Introduction From the W3C spec: The name “ruby” originated from the name of the 5.5 point font size in British printing, which is about half the 10 point font size commonly used for normal text. A ruby annotation is a short piece of text in smaller font, written directly above or below or – with vertical…

The Return of Hot Chocolate

January 20th, 2010

The Mac team has made a lot of progress with the Cocoa migration, and here is the snapshot release (and a screenshot) to prove it! It should be a much smoother ride now.

Shinichiro Hamaji is now a WebKit reviewer!

January 12th, 2010

In addition to various rendering and canvas bug fixes, Shinichiro has been a driving force in a large number of tool improvements. In particular, he started the WebKit style checker, which has helps identify many the basic style issues in patches which makes reviewers go smoother overall. Please join me in congratulating Shinichiro on his…

Tip: More omnibox power tools

January 11th, 2010

We’ve already seen a few things you can do with the omnibox, but it turns out there are even more capabilities you might not have known about. First, you can create a desktop shortcut for the page you’re on by simply highlighting the text in the omnibox, and then dragging that text onto your desktop….