This reminds me, I should blog more often as I've missed all the announcements for Vimperator 3.7.1, 3.8, 3.8.1, 3.8.2 and 3.8.3 ;)
Anyway, a lot of changes have happened since the last blog post:
2015-02-15: Missed Valentine's day
* Version 3.9
* We don't override <S-Insert> in textboxes anymore, so it does the default
action (which is pasting the clipboard). For Windows and Mac users, this doesn't
change anything. For Linux, this means it pasts the clipboard instead of the X11
selection, but that's actually also the default for most GUI apps on Linux nowadays.
On the other hand, it also fixes an annying bug where the first completion stayed
active when using <S-Insert> in the command line.
* Finally remove local file completions from the :open prompt which causes lots of problems (and slowdowns) for many people. If you want them back, use :set complete=slf
to get back the old default value.
* Make <Ctrl-[> key always behave like <Esc> key (was missing from the command line handler)
* Add support for :set hintmatching=fuzzy as a new, alternative way for hintmatching.
* Don't display help message in command line for a normal click.
* Keep search history and command line history private in 'Private Browsing' mode (also remove
old, unused 'private' option)
* Fix set encoding= for new Firefoxs (thanks Genki-S)
* Version 3.8.3
* Many compatibility fixes with new Firefox versions (up to Firefox 35)
* Rewrite Makefile so it works on MacOS, also to not include any unwanted files
* Only show "Executing Autocommand ..." message on verbose level >= 9
* :set encoding= completion works again on Firefox >= 32.
* Push minVersion to Firefox25, as we have some problems on older Firefoxs regarding search
* Make 'gH' command work with multiple home pages
* Don't prompt user for confirmation when 'delbmarks!' command is invoked in silent mode
2014-02-14: A Valentine's gift
* Version 3.8.2
* Fix search for Firefox 27
* When you copy the URL with y, copy it as-is with only space encoded as %20
* Fix :downloads for new Firefoxs (thanks sven)
* Add 'yankencodedurl' option, so you can get the old behavior to encode any
any non-ASCII character with the encoded character
* version 3.8.1
* Fix arrow keys in menus
* change minVersion to 17.0
* version 3.8
* Many fixes for Firefox 25 (search and alternate tabs were broken)
* :tabattach works correctly now
* liberator.log() fixes
* Add "ssl" field shows SSL connection icon to "status" option (default: off)
* Tabs count and it's index in status-line are changed to the current group's tabs count and it's index.
* Fixed "TypeError: elem is null" error when scrolling while the page is being loaded
* General bug fixing
* Set maxVersion to Firefox 26 as we fixed many compatibility issues
* version 3.7.1
* Firefox 21 compatibility (Fix :dialog import)
Go to Vimperator and checkout the new version.
Hopefully the next blog post won't take as long. :)
2013-04-03: It's not an April's fool (Part II)
* version 3.7
* Fix :preferences and some :dialog commands for recent Firefoxs
* Compatibility fixes for Firefox 20
* Make sure :dialog addons really opens a dialog instead of a tab
* add -private option to :winopen and :window for Firefox 20+ PrivateBrowsing-per-window
* Pushed minVersion to Firefox 17
* Clear command history after returning from private browsing
as some of you may know, Vimperator has had problems running at all on very new Firefox versions (17.0+) since they removed a technology called E4X which we heavily depend on.
Fortunately our great Japanese hacking crew around rincaisui managed to replace it and I have just merged the changes. Thanks a lot for your great work!
It seems to work fine, so I thought I'd release Vimperator 3.6 today as a nice christmas present for you to try out! :)
Changelog is quite short this time:
2012-12-24: A christmas present
* version 3.6
* Replace E4X, as it's been removed from Firefox 18+
* Show confirmation prompt again when opening more than 20 URLs or issuing
'delbmarks!' or 'set! all&' commands
* Fix search result highlighting for duplicate or overlapping search terms
Find it as usual at http://www.vimperator.org (addons.mozilla.org will take a while for it to be approved). Feedback is welcome of course!
Have a nice christmas and happy new year.
unfortunately, our old mailing list at email@example.com suddenly stopped working and there was no response yet from the admins.
So I'd like to move all Vimperator-related discussions to the Google Groups mailing list at:
The new address will be firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please feel free to join the new mailing list, if you are still interested in Vimperator.
Sorry for the inconvenience,
2012-04-02: It's not an April's fool
Get it from here while it's hot.
After over 2 years of hosting our site at SourceForge (which I say a big thanks to!) we decided to go back to using Google Sites since I finally found a decent theme. The main reason is, however, that while SourceForge allowed full customization of the site, updating its contents was quite combersome. It involved:
Worst of all, even when step 3 succeeded (by not throwing errors), it was still next to impossible to easily test the whole site, as there was no testbed.
Furthermore, since Vimperator matures and time is as always a limiting factor when you have a full-time job, one important future part of the vimperator labs site is to also blog more about interesting user interface concepts. And therefore, having a WYSIWYG blog editor like the one on Google Sites is really helpful - I could even embed YouTube videos of kittens:
Finally I found time to update all project pages to a state which is good enough to entirely move
vimperator.org to google sites. This will also allow us to find missing pieces of information
as long as we have somehow access to the "old" vimperator.org - actually I wanted to redirect
trac.vimperator.org with a CNAME to the old server, but somehow this didn't seem to work.
Please report any issues you find, I am sure there are quite a few small things (like there
is no "Xulmus plugin" issue template on google code yet, but google sites links to that).
Any ideas what else we should put on the new vimperator.org web site?
PS: One bug I found is that only www.vimperator.org seems to have the correct favicon,
not the 301 redirected vimperator.org - so please use the former when posting a link
After thorough discussion we have decided to license all vimperator labs projects under the MIT license only.
This gives you even more freedom and makes it much clearer to the end user than having vimperator licensed under 3 different licenses (GPL, LGPL and MPL).