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What's Mozillux?
Mozillux is a project whose objective is to improve the integration of the products from Mozilla.org in the most popular Linux desktops, mainly KDE. This involves the making of themes for Mozilla, Firefox and Thunderbird that match the look of the other desktop programs. At the same time, we're also working to modify the standard dialogs to make it use the desktop ones. For easier installation of this modifications/improvements, we'll provide installers with this improvements already integrated.
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July 10th, 2006

Due to the successful the Polyester theme for KDE is being, we're developing a new theme for Firefox named Polyesterfox, which is based on Plastikfox but with the look of Polyester. You can see a screenshot here. Being based on Plastikfox, all the improvements we're developing will be backported to it. This has already given some interesting benefits: Plastikfox doesn't have known problems with Tab Mix Plus anymore, the preferences window now has the list of categories on the left side like in KDE, we're going to add the hover effect to more widgets and we've changed the icon set from Crystal SVG 1.0 to the variant included in KDE, according to the results of the poll we made a few months ago. There's no planned release date yet, but it will be published probably during this month.

April 9th, 2006

Plastikfox Crystal SVG 2.0 beta published. It adds support for Firefox 1.5.0.1 and fixes the problem with the RSS icon among other things. Reversing the button order now works again for all dialogs, since in the previous version it stopped working on some dialogs.

December 1st, 2005

Firefox 1.5 was published in the last days and Plastikfox doesn't actually support it. However, we're working in a new version of Plastikfox, that will probably be the version 2.0, and will work with Firefox 1.5. You can see a screenshot of the development version clicking here.

There's no scheduled release date yet but perhaps in the next days we publish an alpha version, that will probably still contain bugs but at least it will allow the biggest fans of the theme who don't mind having a few bugs to use it with this new version of Firefox. It's yet to be decided but we'll keep you up to date. Come back here from time to time to see if there are any news.

June 8th, 2005

In our effort to continue improving the integration of Mozilla.org's products with KDE, we're working on a program that will pick up the system icons and integrate them into Plastikfox. This will allow Plastikfox users to select their preferred icon set in the KDE Control Center and that will automatically get applied to Firefox. There are currently no official releases but the development is progressing quickly, so we plan to release the first version soon. There are already a few screenshots available.

May 14th, 2005

Although there has past a while since the last time we updated the web and the themes, the Mozillux project is not dead. And a good evidence of it is the recent release of Plastikfox 1.6. It includes a lot of fixes and compatibility with the TabX and TabMix extensions has been added.

March 19th, 2005

Mozillux is pleased to know Suse Linux 9.3 will include Firefox as the default browser, and Plastikfox will be its default theme. So the users of this great distribution will enjoy our theme without needing to install it independently, and many people will get the oportunity to know it.

January 4th, 2005

Plastikthunder has reached the version 1.0. This new release now supports Thunderbird 1.0 and contains a lot of bug fixes, although nearly all were small bugs.

December 4th, 2004

The theme Plastikthunder Nuvola is now available. It combines the Plastik style and the Nuvola icons for Thunderbird. You'll find it in the themes section.

November 29th, 2004

New Plastikthunder version. It works now in Thunderbird 0.9 and allows you to reverse the button order in the dialogs like in Plastikfox.

November 14th, 2004

Plastikfox 1.5.1 is out. It adds support for Firefox 1.0 and contains a lot of bug fixes.

November 6th, 2004

Plastikthunder is ready for general usage, so we have published the first release, 1.0 alpha. You can download it in the themes section, as usual.

October 26th, 2004

We're developing a new theme called Plastikthunder, which is based on Plastikfox and Plastikzilla, and will bring the Plastik style to Thunderbird. The first usable release will probably be published the next week. You can see some screenshots of the theme as it's right now in this address:

http://www.polinux.upv.es/mozilla/plastikthunder/imagenes/

September 18th, 2004

Plastikfox 1.5 is out adding support for Firefox 1.0PR and with lots of bug fixes. It also contains an italian translation made by Mauro Grauso.

September 16th, 2004

We have a new mailing list where we'll warn about new theme releases and the status of the project. We're also working to add support for Firefox 1.0PR in the next release of Plastikfox, that will be out in a few days.

September 12th, 2004

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
A team of KDE developers, many of them involved in KHTML, have announced a port of Gecko to Qt/KDE. This means two things: in one hand, you'll be able to use Gecko as the rendering engine in Konqueror. In the other hand, Mozilla, Firefox and Thunderbird will run as native KDE applications getting integrated in the desktop. The objective of Mozillux since it was born has been to improve the integration of these products with the main Linux desktops. Mozilla.org was already working in the integration with Gnome, and now we know there will be a Qt port and it will also get integrated in KDE, the Mozillux objectives are going to get accomplished. So, Mozillux will loose its reason for being. We're going to try to collaborate as far as we can with those projects, specially with the port to Qt/KDE, and there aren't going to be any sudden changes in the short term. First we'll have to wait to see what happens and then we'll decide about the future of Mozillux.

More information about the Gecko port to Qt/KDE:
- http://dot.kde.org/1094924433/
- http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/view/615

August 31st, 2004

Plastikfox 1.4 is out with the improvements from Plastikzilla 1.3 and more.

August 30th, 2004

Plastikzilla 1.3 is out with improved compatibility for the Tabbrowser extensions.

August 16th, 2004

Added the Mozilla 1.7.2 installer for Linux with GTK 2 modified by Mozillux. You may download it from the installers section.

August 15th, 2004

Plastikfox Crystal SVG 1.3 and Plastikfox Nuvola 1.3 released. They include the bugfix of yesterday.

August 14th, 2004

Thanks to a bug report of Mike Peacock I've been able to find and fix an important bug in Plastikzilla and Plastikfox. The new Plastikzilla 1.2 release fixes this bug. All the users of older versions of Plastikzilla should update inmediately. I'll release the new release 1.3 of Plastikfox that also fixes this bug for Firefox shortly (probably tomorrow).

August 12th, 2004

An update of Plastikfox that fixes two bugs related to the toolbars is now available. There's also a new version of Plastikfox with the Nuvola icon set called "Plastikfox Nuvola", downloadable from the themes section.

August 3rd, 2004

Two bugs have been fixed in Plastikzilla so there's a new release: 1.1.2.

July 25th, 2004

I've started working in Plastikthunder but I haven't been able to get DOM Inspector work in Thunderbird. Without DOM Inspector, making the theme is an extremely hard job that requires three or four times the normal effort. So I'm afraid the theme development will stay frozen until I get DOM Inspector to work. If you know how to make it work, please send me an e-mail.

By the way, the next week I'll be in the Campus Party in Valencia (Spain). See ya there. :)

July 2nd, 2004

New web site design. Hope you like it. :) For the curious people, it has been made using GIMP 2.0, Kate and Konqueror with KDE 3.2 under Mandrake Linux 10.0.

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