PicLens 1.5.15 Update

 Posted by at 11:56 am  Work
Nov 062007

We posted an update to the PicLens plugin for Firefox and Safari browsers last night, version 1.5.15.

The Firefox update fixes a handful of niggling buglets but otherwise no visible changes.

The Safari update gets PicLens working with Safari in the new Leopard release of OSX. The technique for loading a plugin into the Safari browser is not exactly direct, since Safari doesn’t officially support plugins at all, but pretty standard for Mac Cocoa apps in general. Unfortunately, the Leopard release “rotated shield frequencies” just enough to throw the loading technique off kilter. Austin worked out a variation on the technique that Leopard doesn’t object to (and still works in OSX 10.4), so PicLens Safari is full speed ahead in Leopard Mac OSX 10.5!

Meanwhile, we’re hard at work on getting PicLens into more browsers and operating systems. Oh, and new features, too! Stay tuned.

  4 Responses to “PicLens 1.5.15 Update”

  1. FWIW, Firefox told me there were no updates available (as recently as this morning). When I went to the website and downloaded, it updated just fine.

  2. Hi Chard,

    The new build hasn’t shown up on the official Mozilla Firefox download site yet. We deploy to our server first to double check deployment issues , then push it to the Mozilla servers for mass autoupdate.

    We’ll have to write our own autoupdaters for IE and Safari plugins, which will feed off our our servers.

    Thanks for the note!

  3. BTW, I’m assuming that you originally downloaded PicLens from Mozilla. Firefox plugins downloaded from Mozilla will look to Mozilla for updates; plugins downloaded from piclens.com will look to piclens.com for updates. So, now that you’ve downloaded the plugin from piclens.com you should get update notifications when we update piclens.com (which is more frequent than updates pushed to Mozilla).

    Also, I think Firefox checks for updates on an interval, not every time you fire up the browser. Not sure what that interval is, though – could be a week.

  4. Hmmm. Could be. I thought I got it from y’all originally, but I could well be mistaken. Anyway, I have the new version, and it seems to work fine. Not that I had any problems with the previous version….

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