Simple Clocks Version History

17 versions

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Version 2.4.1 147.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later

1. Remove statusbar functionality; Now Australis-compatible.
2. Allow multiple alarms per location, with expanded repeat option for an alarm.
3. When editing a location in Locations dialog (Edit button), add option to suppress the showing of the date for an individual location.

Version 2.4.0 118.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

1. Remove statusbar functionality; Now Australis-compatible.
2. Allow multiple alarms per location, with expanded repeat option for an alarm.
3. When editing a location in Locations dialog (Edit button), add option to suppress the showing of the date for an individual location.

Version 2.3.1 112.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Fix for bug 794602, new saveURI parm

Version 2.3 111.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
  • Locations dialog now has the ability to perform a timezone lookup, using the GeoNames database. This can be useful if you are working with a country that has multiple timezones, but you are unsure which timezone to use for the location you wish to track. You will see the new function in the middle of the dialog. Note the Search button will remain disabled until you select a country from the Countries list. This fills in the selected country into a new read-only textbox, Country. Then enter your city into the new City textbox, and click the Search button. The results of the search are returned to the new Timezones textbox. There can be multiple hits returned, since a city name can occur multiple times within a country. So I also display (within parentheses) the administrative area (eg. state, province etc). The Timezones textbox shows two lines, if more are needed then a scrollbar is shown
  • A new option to disable the automatic check, at browser startup, for updated timezone data (my timezone files reside on a Google server). See Options dialog, Miscellaneous tab. You can now choose a manual option, and check for updates using the Check Now button
  • The Sync options have been moved to their own tab in the Options dialog

Version 2.2.1 105.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
  • Update translations

Version 2.2 105.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
  • Option to display date before time
  • Remove optional city lookup from Locations dialog
  • New option to set intraclock spacing
  • Show alarm frequency in toolbar tooltip
  • Bugfix: datepicker in Alarm dialog not initialized

Version 2.1 105.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
  • More tooltip customization, including flags. See Options-Display
  • Bugfix: import (sync) not working as expected
  • Bugfix: round hours difference display to 2 decimal places. Specifically for clock-adjusted locations
  • Bugfix: alarms not working for clock-adjusted locations
  • Bugfix: in Locations dialog, replace Countries listbox with tree. Fixes scrolling problems

Version 2.0 100.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
  • In the Locations dialog, Countries listbox, change to allow selection of the last country (Zimbabwe). Workaround for Mozilla bug 413336
  • Bugfix: zero-pad minutes in alarm time display
  • Implementation of flags display for statusbar/toolbar. The flags file is not included with the add-on, but must be downloaded. Here is the procedure to use flags:
    There is a new Options tab, Flags. At the top is a message in bold, indicating whether Simple Clocks has detected the flags folder in your local file system. The next line is where the flags folder will reside. A new folder is created in your application's profiles directory, named SimpleClocks/flags. This means that the downloaded file is available to all your profiles, you only need to download it once. The next row has the download button, and a choice of two flagsets to download. The first is a small set, 18 pixels wide by 12 pixels high, the same set used by FlagFox. Many flags in this set are hard to distinguish, so I looked for a set with larger images. I found a set where the files were 24x24 pixels. These files had transparent pixels above and below the actual flag images, so I removed them to create my own set 24 pixels wide by 16 pixels high. These larger flags are much clearer! After the download, you will get a message at the top, in bold, indicating success or failure. The zip file is downloaded, unzipped, and the zip deleted. Note that the downloaded file will overwrite any existing flag folder, so it can be refreshed if I make changes to it. Also note, if you decide to switch flagsets, you should restart your browser.
    Go to Options, Display tab, and tick the new checkbox "Show flags in statusbar/toolbar (file download required)". Flags should now appear for your locations! Browser restart is not necessary.
    The Style dialog has a new group, Flag. It is enabled when choosing a location (in the Locations dialog) and clicking Edit. Now you can override the global flag setting ("Show flags in statusbar/toolbar (file download required)" checkbox) and specify Show or Hide the flag for that individual location. The Default radio button means use the global setting. Below these radio buttons is a checkbox "Change flag" and a textbox. You can specify a different flag to use for a location. The flag files in SimpleClocks/flags typically have a filename of 2 character ISO country code with a png extension. In the textbox, you need to specify the country code portion. So if you wanted to change the flag for a location to Canada, for example, specify ca (there is a ca.png file in SimpleClocks/flags). This is not an ideal way, but I wanted a mechanism in place to change the flag. There are some special flags, particularly in the large flagset, that are not for official ISO countries. eg. _Scotland.png, _Wales.png, these locations cannot be tracked with Simple Clocks, but you can track a country that uses the same timezone, and switch flags.

Version 1.0 94.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:

1. Implement alarm function
2. Implement custom date option

Version 0.6.2 80.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Minor update, Firefox 7 broke the previous version. Changes:
1. Add two new date formats, see Options->Display, "Show date in statusbar/toolbar"
dropdown has the new formats appended to the bottom
2. Change to native JSON for Firefox 7
3. Remove innerHTML code

Version 0.6.1 80.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0b3 and later

Changes:
Bug fix: Since implementation of location property overrides in version 0.5, switching between 12 and 24 hour clocks in Options->Display was not working properly. As part of this bug fix, in the Style dialog (via Edit button in Locations dialog), Overrides group now has another radio button called Default, for the 12/24 hour override and the leading zero override. Selecting this means that this location will use the value of the option defined by Options->Display.
If you had any locations overriding these options in Style dialog, you will have to set the overrides again after installing this update. My apologies!

Version 0.6 78.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

Changes for version 0.6:
* In Options->Display, new option to display date. There are several preset date
formats to choose from
* If timezone version preference "tzVersion" not set on first run, assume a version.
From my documentation FAQ:
-- My timezone data file is hosted on a Google server. There are actually several
versions of the file, and preference tzVersion points to the most current
version. The value for this preference is itself obtained by reading another
small file hosted on a Google server. By doing it this way, I can move newer
versions of timezone data to the Google server, update the pointer file and
you will receive the latest version, without having to update the extension.
The problem surfaces when there is a problem with the Google server on the
first run of Simple Clocks (bad luck!). If Simple Clocks cannot retrieve the
pointer file on the first run, it wont know which version of the timezone data file
to retrieve when opening the Locations dialog.
Starting with version 0.6, it will automatically retrieve version 2011b in this
situation.
* In Locations dialog, change label of Style button to Edit
* In Locations dialog, the ability to change location name (by double-click on
Location column of Selected table) is not obvious unless you read the
documentation. To improve discoverability of this feature, there is now another way
to change the name: by clicking Edit to open Style dialog, the ability to change
the location name is in the Overrides group

Version 0.5 76.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

Changes:
* I have added a new group to the Style dialog called Overrides. Here you can specify, per location (not enabled if you enter the Style dialog via Options), how many minutes you want the time to be adjusted (with a range of -60 to +60). This was a user request, his system clock was inaccurate by several minutes, and he could not sync it. Also in this new group are options to override the 12/24 hour clock format (a user request), as well as display of leading zero. These options are not really "style" options, but were placed there for convenience.
* A user requested the ability to "preview" changes made in the Style dialog. This was implemented in a somewhat different fashion. I have included an "Apply" button within the button group at the bottom. Click this to have the settings chosen in the dialog immediately reflected in the statusbar/toolbar display, without leaving the dialog. I have also included the same button on the Locations dialog, with a similar function to show changes made in that dialog.
* In Options->Miscellaneous, a new ability to sync your clocks, and most options, across multiple Firefox/Seamonkey profiles, or across different computers. If you want to sync across different computers, this function requires that you are already syncing your bookmarks with some 3rd party program, (eg. Xmarks extension, or Firefox Sync extension -- this extension is now built-in to the latest Firefox 4 betas). If you just want to copy your configuration amongst different profiles on a single computer, if you prefer it can be done without the 3rd party sync program.

Version 0.4.2 69.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

1. Statusbar/toolbar display of location, day of week, now optional. See Options->Display.
2. Bug fix: When choosing "Tooltip only" display (see Options->Miscellaneous), bar tooltip not functional on
browser restart. Bug introduced in version 0.4.1

Version 0.4.1 68.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

Improve performance of clock timing

Version 0.4 68.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b9pre, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

1. More display options!
a) Spacing between clocks can be adjusted, see Options->Miscellaneous.
b) Font (bold and italic), background color and text color can be set, applied globally (ie. to all locations) from
Options->Display, or on a per-location basis from the Locations dialog. Click the Help button in the new Style
dialog for documentation.
2. Try to prevent cropping in Options->Display tab, Mac OS X.
3. Remove overlay for Thunderbird message compose window.
4. Make statusbar/toobar display option more discoverable. The "Display clocks in statusbar/toolbar" checkbox,
in the Locations dialog, has been removed. There is now a "Show Clocks" option in Options->Miscellaneous.
5. Statusbar display is now the default, instead of tooltip only.

Version 0.3 59.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0b8pre, SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b2, Thunderbird 3.0b3 - 3.1.*

1. Add Spanish, German localizations.
2. Fix toolbar button label problem in Firefox 4.