Wizz RSS

An explanation

November 14, 2009
By Mike

With the number of emails I’ve been receiving, I thought I should offer an explanation as to why Wizz RSS is being shutdown. There has been an ongoing security issue with regard to the Wizz RSS code. The problem was first reported by Wladimir Palant in December 2008, and a Security Vulnerability Report was...

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Wizz RSS 3.2.0.0 beta for Firefox 3.6

November 9, 2009
By Mike

A few minor changes were necessary to get Wizz RSS working with Firefox 3.6b1 – As usual it was the Places stuff that changed (long deep sigh). Anyway, once again I’m asking Wizz RSS users to test 3.2.0.0 on Firefox 3.6b1. I’m pretty sure that my request to test will, as is usually the...

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StumbleUpon bug!

August 13, 2009
By Mike

After much digging into the Wizz RSS code to uncover the cause of the toolbar weirdness, I have finally found it! The Wizz RSS code is not at fault! I had to dig into the StumbleUpon code to find the real cause, and here it is: - In stumbleuponOverlay.js you’ll find the following: -...

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A fix for the toolbar weirdness!

August 11, 2009
By Mike

At last I’ve managed to work out what was causing the toolbar weirdness… Well sort of! As I suspected, the weirdness was being caused by the StubleUpon add-on. Why the suspicion? Well, StumbleUpon has in the past caused the Wizz RSS toolbar to do strange things, and I have no idea why. For some...

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Beta testing 3.1.0.3

July 26, 2009
By Mike

While working through the online help I became aware of a few bugs. I was also reminded of a few things that I meant to fix ages ago, but because of my “wonderful” memory, I’d forgotten all about. Here are the changes and fixes I’ve made to 3.1.0.3: - The label on the category...

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Toolbar weirdness

July 21, 2009
By Mike

Since Firefox 3.5 was released, quite a few people have reported strange behavior with the Wizz RSS toolbar. I haven’t seen it myself so it’s a bit difficult for me to describe, but following are some of the reports I’ve received. I’ve a different problem: Wizz RSS toolbar won’t show properly. With previous versions...

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Bugs!

July 15, 2009
By Mike

While I’ve been working through the online help, I’ve been picking up various little bugs, and I’ve been fixing them as I go along. Working through the online help has forced me to look at almost every aspect of Wizz RSS. I knew that something good would come out of it So far, this...

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The online help is back online

July 9, 2009
By Mike

As most of you are aware, the online help has been broken for the last few weeks. It was broken because genius (Moi) deleted the database. Anyway, I’ve uploaded and installed a newer version of MediaWiki, and the online help is back online. Getting people on the Internet to actually READ help information must...

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Danish locale not working

July 1, 2009
By Mike

Thanks to Kurt Poulsen for making me aware of this one. There is an error in the chrome.manifest file. I told Wizz RSS to use cs-CZ twice. So if your Danish looks a bit like Czech, here’s how to fix it. 1. Close Firefox. 2. Find the chrome.manifest file. On a windows PC it’ll...

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Preview Mode bug

July 1, 2009
By Mike

A few people have complained about Preview Mode defaulting to being on. It took me a while to work out where the bug was… Sorry (Sheepish grin)! Right after upgrading to 3.1.0.1 the pref for Preview Mode doesn’t exist in the Firefox prefs. Incorrectly, the Wizz RSS code is assuming that if the pref...

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