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Pourquoi le module QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders) a-t-il été créé ?

<p>I have always been a "magpie" when it was about keeping old email conversations, be it private or in business, so the problem of storing and retrieving conversations and documents was always something that I considered, since back in the days when I used Netscape 4.0 for mailing and surfing the web. After having used TB for few years I found I started to depend more on certain plugins; this was when I found Alex's QuickFolders extension (then version 0.7)
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Actually I joined Alexander Malfait, who is the originator of QuickFolders, back in August 2008 with a bug report and also some ideas on re-sorting and opening sub-folders. He invited me straight away to join him to work on the extension and gave me a hands up in the for me completely new world of open source / XUL programming. Since then we have added numerous Incarnations of QF, plenty of new features and layouts, and plenty of weekends+long nights went into creating this "Labour of Love" in order to make it the great utility that it is now. I introduced the tabbed look pretty soon as I thought it was somehow more intuitive than buttons, and haven't stopped tweaking it since then. The uptake of the extension has also been very good. daily users have tripled from 6,000 to over 18,000, so QuickFolders seems to be on the right track.
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Alex and I both work in software projects for a living as well, so we both do the Mozilla Extension development in our spare time - but the biggest advantage of the open source projects is the high flexibility (no boss to tell us what to leave out) and the large user base. Bugs are usually found and fixed much quicker and there is also more feedback on new features than in a commercial software product, which can be quite rewarding.
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One user suggested localization and so a couple of translations were added.
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To facilitate a bit more interaction between the users & contributors of QuickFolders I have created the homepage on mozdev - there is also a donations page, if you would like to encourage us (no amount to small or big :-) My biggest wish for this Extension is that as many users as possible may find it useful.
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On the side, there is a rewarding learning curve both in the general area of programming and community driven efforts but also in technologies such as XUL, CSS and Javascript. I could already reuse some of this knowledge (especially CSS and the insight into the DOM) in my professional projects. I would recommend getting involved into open source programming to every aspiring programmer or even those who feel a little bit jaded after so many years of learning & shaping software (like us veterans) ;-)
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Prochaine étape pour QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders)

A few more features in the Current Folder Toolbar are planned, also some keyboard shortcuts for going to the next / previous Quickfolder tab.

À propos des développeurs

Information développeur
Nom Realraven (Axel Grude)
Pays Dunmore, Ireland
Profession Software Developer
Page d'accueil http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1150676522
Adresse électronique
Utilisateur depuis March 5, 2007
Nombre de modules développés 8 modules
Moyenne des notes des modules du développeur Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles
Information développeur
Nom Alexander Malfait
Page d'accueil http://bosmeeuw.wordpress.com
Utilisateur depuis March 5, 2007
Nombre de modules développés 1 module
Moyenne des notes des modules du développeur Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles