Bugzilla 3.4 released

Yesterday Bugzilla 3.4 has been released. Given the blog post from Max Kanat-Alexander who is one of the developers on this project, it’s the best version ever. A couple of new stunning features found their way into the new release. I’m really looking forward to see bugzilla.mozilla.org updated so all those will be available for our daily work. I’m really looking forward to some of the new features:

  • Shorter Search URLs – Never annoy people on IRC or in emails anymore with URL’s which takes nearly half the screen. It will not be as short as tinyurl or bit.ly but much clearer.
  • Asynchronous Email Sending – That will be really impressive for bugs with a huge list of comments CC members. At the moment you have to wait a couple of seconds before you can close the tab.
  • Email Addresses Hidden From Logged-Out Users – It will not stop the daily spam but hopefully lower the rate of new senders.

Thanks for this fantastic release!

17 Miles Drive

In February I got a hint from a colleague of mine to visit the Pebble Beach Resorts. This peninsula is mostly know by golfers and a place for rich people. But also has some scenic areas you can visit as tourist. There is a street routed through the whole area which is called the 17 Miles Drive.

So I picked up Marcia in the morning and we were driven to that area with my rental car. It is about 100 miles in the South from Mountain View (California). We haven’t had the best weather as all the time I have spent in California but at least there was no rain. So we were able to have a look at nearly each place. I liked the rocky beach and the greenish taint on that peninsula. See the pictures below to get an impression how does it look like.

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Visting the Golden Gate Bridge

Due to my new job I had to spent a whole month in California last February. I already blogged about it shortly. It was a great experience for me. Thanks to all my colleagues who made it a wonderful stay! Mozilla rocks!

Beside the work and the bad weather I have taken one day to visit San Francisco. Together with Tobias Leingruber we checked the area around Pier 39, the Bay coast, and finally the Golden Gate Bridge. I’m impressed each time I see those bridges and have to think about how they get constructed. The bridge was the longest suspension bridge worldwide for 27 years! But it has lost its title after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York has been finished in 1964. Anyway, nearly everybody worldwide knows this bridge so it will definitely remain as one of the most famous bridges.

I really enjoyed the trip and the view you have when walking to the north point and back. So for the next time I know that I have to visit the bridge by night!

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A weekend in Saxon Switzerland

Two weeks ago one of my best friends visited me over the weekend. We had a great time and were finally able to do a photo-shooting in the nature. The area around Dresden has a lot of stunning views. I’ll offer some more information in upcoming posts over this year. But for now I’ll present some pictures from Saxon Switzerland which is located in the south east of Dresden next to the river Elbe. Everyone who likes climbing will be definitely fascinated.

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Firefox 3.5 has been released

Huh, I’m still a bit late in blogging this but I don’t wanna miss it because it’s really important…

With a bit more then a year development Firefox 3.5 has been officially released 2 days ago. It contains tons of new stunning features like native video support, a private browsing mode, a jitted JavaScript engine, and many more. See the official release notes. For a quick overview you can also watch this video.