Kurt McKee

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Posted 2 December 2005 in projects

This is gonna take an extra, extra, extra long time!

I'm muddling my way through documentation in order to figure out how to create Firefox extensions, and while the Greasemonkey Compiler is a good tool, it's only barely a starting point for where I want to take the Northwestern Webmail Enhancer. Here's a few things that I'd like to see happen for the Enhancer, but can't happen until it's a full-fledged extension:

  • A complete interface overhaul

  • Translations into different languages

  • Rich-text message editing

Those are all lofty goals, and I would love to have help. While I would prefer to do the majority of the coding myself, I'll have to contact the appropriate departments at Northwestern for translation help.