Chrome extension which allows you to right click on selected text and search on multiple sites at the same time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ver 0.2 changelog

So, this is the complete list of stuff that was updated with this last review

  1. Manifest version 2 support: Google had us developers update the manifest version of the extension, to ensure support on future Chrome versions. This update implied that I made a few architectural changes to the extension... forces code separation, and encrypted connection to external resources is now mandatory. I had to make quire a lot of changes to the code, which mean nothing to most users... code is cleaner now, though, so in the end it's for the best... won't complain :) If you want to know more about this, you can check it out here.
    For the time being, I removed the reference to the Featured Search Engines list which was on my site, because I don't have an SSL certificate there... the list is now local, so if I want o update it, I'll have to upload a new version... it sucks, but I'm not updating that list so often, so I'm not sure it's worth it... I'll also change that list component soon, so I'll review this when that comes.
  2. Bug fixes
    1. weird search link behaibour: on a past post I explained this... not much else to say but sorry, I don't really know what happened.
    2. default focus not working: also explained on a past post... I messed that feature last time I updated the extension and took me a while to realize. Sorry!!! รณ.o
  3. Cleanup migration code: again, something users won't notice... there was some code to support updating from really old versions... not really needed now -I hope!-
  4. Localization Support: it took me a while to implement, and as of this version, only English and Spanish are supported, but from now on, I can add support for other languages... Translators are welcome! if you want the extension on your language, drop me a comment and I'll send you a file to complete it... I haven't figured out a better way to do this... If I do find a better way to do this, I'll post something here.
    Chrome support for localization is great, in general, but it lacks some basic stuff... of I'm way off the mark... the Options page HTML code took me a while to set-up for translations... I had to use some tricky jQuery replacements of text/code for it to work, and am not convinced that's the best way to go... I'll have to read some more.
That's it! seems sooo much little but it was sooo much work :(

The ToDo list is huge, though... so I hope I'll get a new version up soon.



New version: 0.2

Hi there!

This must have been the longest time without uploading a new version... shame on me... a buggy version, last one.
There was this one defect, which I'm not really sure why was caused, which had your link order all wrong after having the extension running for a while... Editing any configuration option solved the issue but was a pain... I still don't know why this started happening... the only conclusion I could get to, is that the indexes for the contextual menus were altered after a while, by something else than my extension... so when you clicked on a search link, its index corresponded to an above link, or something like that... messy...
I removed the use of chrome indexes, and now I use an index of my own, saved on the config... I hope I didn't break anything with this.
Another bug was with the default focus option... I broke it on the last version and took me a while to realize... and did never get the message of a bug report, posted on 8/1/2012... apologies to that user.

I've had little time to work on this, I apologize for the delay on my response... I'd love to say it won't take that long next time, but can't promise anything! :D

I'll post a complete list of the changelog on another post... lots of stuf... the worst thing is that the ToDo list is still huge! :P

Thanks again for all the positive feedback, and apologies for the inconveniences.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Help me translate!

Hi there!
As of version 0.2, I'm supporting internationalization on my extension.
This means the extension's interface can be displayed on the same language your browser is set as default.

To do so, I need help with the translations!

I've already translated it to Spanish, but if you want it translated to your own language, please post a comment and we'll get in touch.

Thanks/Gracias/Arigato/Grazzie/etc... you know