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ViewMyCurrency needs a little love

I recently started doing some very interesting contract work for Freebase and poor ViewMyCurrency is feeling terrible neglected. My apologies.

ViewMyCurrency was always open source but I’m planning to host the project somewhere public and encourage other developers to get involved.

Thanks for all your feedback, I hope to release a small update soon.

Wednesday, 19th September at 1:50 pm 59 comments

Who wants to test ViewMyCurrency 0.3897?

This is just a minor bug fix to yesterday’s release.

Only available here: ViewMyCurrency 0.3897Install the ViewMyCurrency extension

Please let me know of any problems you encounter,

Minor changes

  • Fixed: Give Feed Back wizard for Firefox 3 failed to paste bug report into blog. Thanks Joke!
  • Using new build system. (Shouldn’t make a difference, but you never know…)

Tuesday, 27th February at 1:37 pm 221 comments

Who wants to test ViewMyCurrency 0.3896?

The next version of ViewMyCurrency is ready for testers. Since this is a big rewrite, I’m asking for volunteers to test it before I push it out to everybody using automatic update.

You can only install from this link: ViewMyCurrency 0.3896Install the ViewMyCurrency extension

Please let me know of any problems you encounter,

Major changes

  • ViewMyCurrency only supports Firefox 2 or the future Firefox 3
  • Support for Firefox 1.5 has been removed. (Let me know if this is a problem)
  • Completely removed support for Firefox 1.0
  • Only converts the current tab. This is a major time saver if you have lots of open tabs. Great idea Jamie!
  • Added status icon. (To avoid problems with people who forget ViewMyCurrency is running)

Minor changes

  • Added support for Session Restore
  • Changed: Popup convert only uses the clipboard if there is one short line in it. Thanks Chris!
  • Changed: failure on startup results in a error alert rather than the startup wizard endlessly re-appearing. Thanks Theo!
  • Added special exceptions to avoid converting Euro2006, Euro29 etc. Thanks Tobias!
  • Avoid processing <code> and <pre> blocks of HTML. Thanks Luke!
  • Added: Option to turn off rounding of numbers above 10

Currency changes

  • Added non-latin symbol for Korean Won. Thanks Helge!
  • Added Slovenia to the Eurozone and support for old Slovenian Tolar. Thanks xc15w0!
  • Added currency symbol: $AU  Thanks Kyle
  • Fixed Vietnam Dong (raised max exchange rate to 80,0000) Thanks Minh!

Internal changes

  • Added: extension files are now contained in a jar file. This should improve Firefox startup time.
  • (Major rewrite to fix many regressions, especially in Popup Convert)
  • (Rewrote tree-walker)
  • Added: ssupport for excluding sites based on URL. Currently excludes all https://, chrome:// and viewmycurrency sites. (You cannot change this using the GUI)

Monday, 26th February at 1:56 pm 5 comments

Javascript RegExp Unicode Character Class Tester

I’m busy working on ViewMyCurrency again and I noticed that the RegExp documentation on the Mozilla Developers Center did not say how Unicode characters were supported.

So I wrote the  Javascript RegExp Unicode Character Class Tester to make some exhaustive tests and updated the docs with my results.

And yes, there should be a new release of ViewMyCurrency coming out in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 14th February at 1:36 pm


I gave a talk at BarCampBrussels about my experiences of developing ViewMyCurrency.

Tuesday, 26th September at 7:57 pm 3 comments

Fixed the Norwegian bug

I think I've fixed the ViewMyCurrency install problem on the Norwegian version of Firefox.

If you were affected by this problem then please try again using the alpha-version on the install page. (I simply replaced the buggy version)

Thanks for the mention on and to the users who reported the bug.

For Geeks:

The Norwegian version of Firefox, v nb-NO defaults to the following accept-languages "en-gb,en,nn". I was expecting to see something like "nn-no" (language code + country code). And in fact, since the browser is called nb-NO, shouldn't the accepted languages include "nb" for Bokmål rather than just "nn" Nynorsk?

Wednesday, 26th April at 12:58 pm 11 comments

We Now Resume Our Regular Programming…

I've been underground for a while, so my apologies if I didn't respond quickly to your feedback.

Will in the Jura

Friday, 21st April at 6:03 pm 4 comments

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