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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hollyfox anyone?

I know a few people have asked occasionally for a firefox version of the Hollybar and I've been looking at this in a little more depth recently.

The good news is that on Windows at least it's definitely possible and, indeed, ultimately it could be a better - at least much more flexible - tool.

The bad news it that there's lots and lots of fiddly stuff to do first involving such delightful things as XUL, XPI and XPCOM.

So far I've got to the state where I can get Firefox to show the GPS software version number. Hoorah! That only took a week...

If enough people are interested I will push this through as it'll be an interesting experience if nothing else!

So I wonder if enough people are interested....

28 comments:

Badger said...

I am! The only reason I ever use IE is to use Hollybar.
So that's one comment in a week - by 2009 you should definitely have enough interest to get it going

Ian said...

Me too (sorry, just noticed the blog update). I'd love to offer to help but I know b****** all about Firefox plugins!

Anonymous said...

dude,

Hollyfox FTW. Same reason as badger, I only use IE for Hollybar.

I am sure if you post this on Fetch you would get more of an uptake and the bandwagon would roll.

t3d
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Pete said...

Yes please!

Anonymous said...

Build it an we will come.

Anonymous said...

A Firefox version would be fantastic - I never use IE! Unfortunately I never use windows (*spit*) either so when you get really, really bored a Mac compatible, firefox compatible hollybar would be unimaginably cool...

Slodge said...

Hollyfox is on the way!

But it will be Windows only (for a while at least)

It's very different to Hollybar so far...

Expect a Beta "soon"

Well soonish...

Anonymous said...

I'd be intrested in a firefox version.

Anonymous said...

Yes please!

tuga_coxa

sally said...

Yes please to Firefox!

warriorwoman said...

I'm interested too so glad to hear its on the way!

DeeGee said...

Superb. I'd love to be able to use Hollybar in Firefox. Thankfully, I'm more than happy to wait, as well...

HighlandMist said...

What is IE anyway :-)

Anonymous said...

yes please!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes I would use Hollybar on Firefox. Please please please create it.

lilpuddin said...

I am too - like badge the only thing I use IE for is Hollybar. Love it!

The_Saint said...

Definitely interested, as someone else as said your utility is the only time I remember I even have IE

Anonymous said...

very intested in a FF version. Only reason I ever use IE is for Hollybar, and would much rather not!

flanker

Geckogirl said...

Yes please, and Mac compatible also please....

Thank you!

beanz said...

yes please, everyone's been telling me how great HollyBar is but I hardly ever use IE these days.
I might have a teenbeanz who can help?
Beanz

Jezza123 said...

Hi, yes. Really interested in having this for firefox.

Harry Bastard said...

Do it, do it now

Anonymous said...

Holly, I'd given up checking the site for a Firefox version, so have only just seen this. Please, please, please can we have a Firefox version?

Somebody xx

norumusric said...

When I had IE the Hollybar was great! A firefox version would be great! Now I only have a Mac so no IE...

DanielW said...

Hollyfox would be great. Why don't you have a link on here to your Paypal account (if you have one) so we can make donations for your hard work in creating this toolbar? I'd donate a few quid.
Cheers,
Daniel

Slodge said...

OK

Thanks for all the comments.

So this got buried for a little while... but I'm on the way back! if there's not something up by the end of November, then call me a donkey and put an apple in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

I am more interested in a google chrome bar, hopefully the holly fox bar will run on chrome.

Slodge said...

Hello

Just in case anyone left an email reminder flag set on this thread...

Son of hollybar is up and running in an early state on http://www.runsaturday.com - it's still changing a lot (including I'm uploading some new changes tonight) - but it should allow you to log to Fetch from a 205/305/405 using FF :) Also it should work from an Apple Mac... but I've not tested that!