Koders.com is the web’s largest search engine for identifying and accessing open source that developers can leverage in their own applications. Koders.com is currently indexing hundreds of thousands lines of code from thousands projects in hundreds of open source repositories, including SourceForge, Novell Forge, Apache, Mozilla and others. Koders.com is the first free tool of its kind to allow developers to easily navigate the fragmented landscape of OSS code that is hidden away in repositories that your standard consumer-oriented search engines cannot index.
FoxyVoice is a Firefox extension that provides text-to-speech functionality using Microsoft Win32 Speech API. With FoxyVoice
you can listen to the page being read; or browse on one page and listen
to another page being read for higher degree of sensory overload. The
soothing voices that comes with SAPI also makes FoxyVoice a competent virtual hypnotist.
More info at http://foxyvoice.kenche.info/
Accessibar is a toolbar extension for the Mozilla
browser which aims at providing various accessibility features for
users who could benefit from them. These features primarily focus on
the dynamic manipulation of the visual display of the web page in
addition to the integration of a text to speech reader which can read
out loud the browser’s user interface as well as web page content.
More info at http://accessibar.mozdev.org/
Firefox 2.0 Roadmap:
# Improvements to Bookmarks/History
# Per-Site Options
# Enhancements to the Extensions system, Find Toolbar, Software Update, Search and other areas.
# Accessibility compliance
# More … ?
Plans are for a 1.1 version towards March, with a 1.5 and 2.0 both released within 2005.
Debian developers have completely rewritten the Debian installer for the next version of the Linux distribution, code-named Sarge. The update, due around the New Year, is the first major release of Debian since July 2002 when the current version, Woody, was released.
The next major release of Debian distribution is finally making installation easier for non-technical users. This is good news for me because I don’t like systems where I have to think what should I do and I really like this mouse thing and GUI instead text based installation screens.
Live Bookmarks is a new technology in Firefox that lets you view RSS news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks menu. With one glance, quickly see the latest headlines from your favorite sites. Go directly to the articles that interest you — saving you time.
See picture below:
As picture tells there is a little RSS button on page when there is a rss feed available for page contents. When you click it Firefox creates new folder into bookmarks with feed links and titles.