TeaTimer 0.8 released

Posted by Philipp Söhnlein on Wednesday, July 30. 2008 at 09:14 in TeaTimer

I just released the next version of TeaTimer this morning. It has 4 mentionable things I want to introduce:

  1. First of all TeaTimer can now sort teas in the main context menu by name or time. You can change this behaviour in the options window.
    This feature was realized because of a feature request from user Jan. If you have some ideas or if you need a certain feature, you can comment here or you can open a new task on my bugtracker.
  2. Apropos options window… The options window is now also available at the add-on centre of your Firefox installation.
  3. I did a bigger internal change with storing all the preferences and teas. If you want all the dirty details, see FS#13 of my bugtracker.
  4. And finally I did a clean up function, which takes care, that no garbage is left, when TeaTimer is going to be uninstalled.

I hope you have some fun with the new features.
If you like the extension, please leave a rating at AMO. I still want to have more good ratings, before I'm going to nominate my extension for moving it into the public area.


teaTimer-0.8-fx.xpi (1.3 MiB)

TeaTimer 0.7 released

Posted by Philipp Söhnlein on Wednesday, July 23. 2008 at 01:06 in TeaTimer

Update time! TeaTimer 0.7 brings two new cool features to you, which will (hopefully) satisfy your visual needs:

  1. TeaTimer has now an icon. It's based on a great work of my new favorite canadian artist Konstantino Kapetaneas who gave me permission to use and edit his icon. Thanks again, man!
  2. A new alert type is also included: The Websitewidget alert.
    This alert will show a layer over the website you are currently reading. Here is an example:Example of TeaTimer´s Website Widget Alert
    The widget will disappear after a configurable time and of course you can activate or deactivate it in the options.

And I fixed a problem which only occurred in Firefox3: The statusbar alert could only be cleared, when the font was visible. This is fixed now.

If you have any comments about this release, please use the comment function of this blog. If you prefer email you can write to me@phil-soehnlein.de or you can jabber me with the same address.


Because TeaTimer is still sandboxed, you can download this release directly from this page, but I recommend downloading it from AMO, because you will get an automatic notification, if there's an update.

teaTimer-0.7-fx.xpi (1.3 MiB)

TeaTimer 0.6 released

Posted by Philipp Söhnlein on Monday, July 7. 2008 at 23:21 in TeaTimer

I put TeaTimer 0.6 on AMO. Included are all features I described in the previous post.

The only problem is: I decided to make all extensions only available on AMO directly. But, since this is my very first extension, it's currently held in the “sandbox” – a special area for extensions, that are not tested widely (Debian users would say, it's in unstable or testing.). To install sandboxed extensions you are forced to have a account there. I don't like that fact and I don't want anyone to force to create an account at AMO. So, as long as my extension is sandboxed, I will release the package here, too.

Please leave your honest comment about TeaTimer at the TeaTimer page at AMO. If there are some good ratings, I can apply for moving the extension into the public area of AMO.

Thanks for using, testing, having fun (hopefully) and giving some feedback.


teaTimer-0.6-fx.xpi (1.3 MiB)

May I introduce my TeaTimer to you?

Posted by Philipp Söhnlein on Monday, July 7. 2008 at 22:47 in TeaTimer

TeaTimer is a Firefox extension, that solves a problem for me, which occurred more than once a day, before I had TeaTimer:

I worked on some stuff and wanted to have some tea. I especially like Earl Grey (thanks to Mr Jean-Luc Picard), a Black tea, which is much too bitter for me, when it steeps longer than 4 minutes. I was often so deep into my work, that I forgot my tea and it's horrible to drink Earl Grey, when it steeped longer than 15 minutes or so (I usually renamed it to “Earl Black” when that happened).

So that's story behind the extension. Let's see, what this cylon offspring can do for you:

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