MartinPacker 11000094DH Visits (1160)
One of the cardinal rules for a successful blog has been to write often. Clearly I've not done that for some time. Indeed I missed writing about zSeries Expo in San Francisco in September. And all I can say is that you really wouldn't want to know about the internals of writing a Firefox extension, would you?
Well, maybe you would. :-)
But it was (and is) a set of such small steps that reading about them here would be like watching paint dry.
So I subjected my IBM internal blog readership to that. :-)
Seriously, the design work was incremental and required my internal users to be involved every step of the way. Hopefully, as a result, they got what they wanted - and I got the advice I needed.
I made the design decision to only support Firefox 1.5 and later. An informal poll 2 days ago (admittedly of a self-selecting group of IBMers who are committed to blogging and Firefox big-time) suggested that about 60% of Firefox users were already on 1.5 and so could use my extension.