Perspectives Version History

19 versions

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Version 4.6.4 206.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 56.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.39.*

* Fix preference storage location: migrate all prefs from 'perspectives.X' to 'extensions.perspectives.X'. This is a requirement of hosting addons on -
All credit and thanks to Alexey Vesnin for the move and code to gracefully migrate existing user prefs. Thanks Alexey!
* Mark some tests as known failures, to identify for long-term fixing
* Add error checking for security level preference to correct invalid values
* Remove unused preference 'show_label'
* Internal code cleanup (fix === checks; remove dead code; fix addProgressListener usage)
* Add wrapper functions to retrieve preferences, overrideService, and stringbundle strings
Fixes one bug where 'root_prefs' object was not initialized;
but overall removes the need to intitialize the Perspectives object at all.
It can and should handle its own internal state.
This starts to isolate the usage of direct browser internals,
which would be required to port to other browsers.
Also makes the code much more stable and testable.
* Clean up the init code to use the new wrapped preference and stringbundle functions

Version 171.4 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 46.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.29.*

* Add SparkMD5 library as external library to temporarily provide MD5 hashing functionality (has been removed in Firefox 32)

Version 173.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 32.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.25.*

* Add (pl) Polish translation! Many thanks to Jakub and Sonia!
* Fix typos and whitespace in localization files

Version 4.5.1-signed 163.9 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 29.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.25.*

+ Enable https queries to notaries! For now, turn this on by adding 'https://' in front of the notary URL
* Fix unit tests to use === instead of ==
* Fix return value for get_quorum_duration(). Fixing the tests in the previous item exposed this bug.
* Fix use of quorum_size for key_weakly_seen_by_quorum(). It's actually used now. (GH 89)
* Fix the tooltip used by Perspectives icon during location changes (GH 112)
* Fix icon status for location change events - only set the icon spinning for https sites (GH 113)

Version 163.5 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 28.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.25.*

Update German translation

Version 163.5 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 28.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.25.*

* Rescue localization tests! Tests now run as a python script at build-time (GH 74)
* Fix call to XMLHttpRequest constructor to use 'new' - compatability fix for the upcoming Firefox 30 (GH 108)
* Update German translations (thanks Patrick!)
* Unlock Dutch and Finnish translations (thanks Alf and Ville!). These translations are not fully complete, but enabling them at least lets people see *some* text in their desired language.
* Remove from the set of default notaries. This notary needs to be upgraded before it can be used full-time.

Version 4.4.1-signed 163.7 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 29.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.24.*

+ Add new preference to show/hide the notification box when "Ask before contacting notaries" is enabled (GH 101)
* Fix the 'Learn More' button (thanks to Jens for the bug report!) (GH 100)
* Fix text display in results window for pages with insecure content
* Grey-out the default notary textbox to indicate it cannot be edited

Version 162.7 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 24.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.21.*

Fix bug with incorrect public/private address resolution (GH 94)

Version 162.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 27.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.20.*

Fix text display for weakly seen certificates (tooltip was not getting set, causing the UI to show 'null' in the results window)

Version 162.6 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 23.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.20.*

* Security Fix: incorrect quorum duration with low number of notaries or quorum percentage (GH 87)
* Refactor unit tests: unit test js file is now optionally installed with the rest of the extension (this makes it run properly under newer versions of Firefox) (GH 74)
* Remove several global variables; convert to local with 'var'
* Add new whitelist icon (image file added, but code not hooked up yet)
* Minor improvements to the makefile formatting and output
X Localization tests temporarily removed so we can ship to patch the security bug. They still need to be transcribed/relocated to a non-javascript language to run at build time.

Version 160.8 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 24.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.20.*

Fix bug when retrieving certificate info for untrusted certificates (this interface changed in Firefox 20).

Version 160.8 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 21.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.14.*

* Update code for retrieving invalid certificate info for Firefox v20
* When sending requeries, only send to notaries that haven't yet replied
* Make the Preferences and Report Attack windows resizable
* In the Preferences window, set proper default height and width for Notary Server textboxes
* In the Results window, expand the results textbox vertically to fill available space

Version 148.4 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 20.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.14.*

Add heimdal and nine-eyes notaries to the default notary list, to improve response rate

Version 147.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 17.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.12.*

+ Add localizations for (de), (es-MX), and (fr)! Many thanks to our translators!
+ Fill in missing strings for (zh-CN). Many more thanks to our translators!

Version 138.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 14.0, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.10.*

Hotfix for SeaMonkey

Version 4.3.1-signed 101.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 13.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*

- Remove the forced statusbar icon
- Add Perspectives icons to alt-tab
- Display key age
- Several UI Improvements
- Several bug fixes

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Version 4.2.1-signed 69.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 11.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*

Version 4.1.1-signed 60.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 5.*, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*

Version 4.0 58.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b8pre, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.0.*