What’s next for FireBible:
- Easier installation – most users have trouble with the separate JSword installation that is required, future versions will have JSword integrated; this concern has also been raised by the Mozilla add-ons review team.
- Work towards support for Catholic Bibles by helping with deutrocanonical support in the JSword backend.
- Several bug fixes and user requested enhancements; these have unfortunately been ignored for 1.2 because I did not want to delay Firefox 4 support by trying to pack everything into a single release.
Supporting a major new Firefox release has, unfortunately, never been too easy and Firefox 4 was no different:
- Protocol handling techniques changed and finding a solution that worked for both Firefox 3.x and 4.x was irritating.
- This bug threatened to make Java inaccessible to extensions, would have knocked FireBible out of Firefox for good.
- Bookmark / folder manipulation was made more difficult by removal of a method that I was actively using.
- Annotations handling code (used internally to classify FireBible URLs) had to moved to keep it working.
- Several other minor issues.
Ultimately, nothing required rocket science to fix, but the number of changes required to keep FireBible working was frustrating.