28 Aug 2007

CE Project: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Challenge for the crazy computer science engineers 😁

Fellas, I was just wondering if anyone (individual/group) from you can come up with a search plugin for Firefox / IE ? Too easy?

On the similar lines, can you think of any other plugins for browsers which will enhance the CE experience?

Looking forward to your replies!

-The Big K-
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

Branch Unspecified
29 Aug 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Hey! Nice idea Biggie!!

Umm, just a thought here (No Idea how to do it though, will have to put in some effort on this one though.) How about -
1. Making the forum available as an RSS feed or some other for that matter
2. Making a plug-in which enables the users to read that RSS and post entries as well!

Now, logically, sounds do-able (*prepares to duck if someone asks yours truly to do it* 😀 ). We used to have this software called as DBabble which had a similar functionality. It was a bulletin board + it could integrate with one's outlook (ala newsgroup). If we can do the same here (I know slightly digressing here), then itll be even more accessible. Wot say?

Another idea that comes to mind, is a FF plugin which is like a messenger. Small and simple. Btw, I personally have no idea how to go about making FF plugins, can someone shed light on that please?
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
30 Aug 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Hm, whoever has time and is interested can check this out 😉

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Building_an_Extension
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

There goes the open-search plug-in... post feedbacks/suggestions. Didn't have much time over this, so your suggestions would help.

Feat.
1. If you are logged-in, will put up the content as a key words field and launch the search result.
2. Not-logged-in, will add the text to key words field and open the search page for a captcha (i'm amazed why do we have a captcha for searching!).

Place the xml in "Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins" and restart FireFox

-NiLaY


I dunno how am supposed to upload the file, so putting it as a text. Copy-paste this in a file (call it ce.xml) and place it in "Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins".
------Begin-File------
 <SearchPlugin xmlns="https://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/">
<ShortName>Crazy Engineers</ShortName>
<Description>Search Crazy Engineers</Description>
<InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding>
<Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon;base64,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</Image>
<Url type="text/html" method="POST" template="https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum/search.php?do=process">
  <Param name="query" value="{searchTerms}"/>
  <Param name="s" type="hidden" />
  <Param name="do" value="process" type="hidden" />
  <Param name="searchthreadid" value="" type="hidden" />
</Url>
<SearchForm>https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum/search.php</SearchForm>
</SearchPlugin>
------End-File------
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

What else? I say a fancy extension (add-on) in firefox. Discuss and list out features it should have... I'll be glad to make one.

-NiLaY
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

( First creation of CE Labs! )
Hey Nilay!

This is super! 😀

1. BOTS - they do the zombie searches on CE and waste lot of bandwidth 😔 That's the reason we have CAPTCHA enabled for guest searches. Best way is to have 'Remember Me' option checked while logging on to CE. That makes the search really fast 😉
2. I just installed the CE Search plugin and it works well! 😁

Now if someone can come up with a neat graphic with letters 'CE', (xHx, where is your photoshop?) we'd upload it on our server & CE search plugin will look great!

Once that change is incorporated, we'll officially announce the CE Firefox Plugin release!

Way to go Nilay, [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

-The Big K-
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

There is much more we can do before we call it a FF plug-in. This one is a open-search script just for search calls. If we need to call it a plug-in, it could mean much more than that. Anyway, I am crawling the CE for things to be put on a nice CE Bar. Here is what I got to-
1. Login from the Bar (without hitting the page)
2. Extreme shortcuts (links to fav section/threads)
3. [Probable] Notification of replies/watched-threads
4. Formatting messages
5. Posting messages
6. ... err... don't have anything to go here, but m too lazy to delete the numbering.

What say?

-NiLaY
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

...contd.

6. Birthday notifiers
7. Almost whole of CP (Profile, Signature etc. edit)
03 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

D00d,

You are spreading fresh scent in CE Labs. Are you thinking of developing a CE toolbar? That would be a nice idea. Let's collect random ideas first and then finalize the features for the 1.0 release 😉

8. Latest Posts ( Dynamically updated )
9. Real time chat with online members 😉 ( possible? ) (this would take care of CE Messenger! )
10. <Some feature that will help us spread CE's name> 😁

All servers inside my brain are up & running, expect more bullets. Appeal to all CEans - drop in your ideas!!

-The Big K-
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
05 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Wow, good work Nilay! Can't wait to try this plugin out! But I suggest you guys dont make it too bloated, so maybe it wont take up much resources 😀 hehe, why don't you make one for Opera too.. the colour sorta matches the red of CE 😉
07 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Nilay, how nice if you could code a FF toolbar which will display following information -

1. Current CE Strength
2. Latest updated thread
3. Today's birthday (maybe)
4. Maybe a login box 😀

Such a toolbar would be - G R E A T ! What say, folks? 😀

-The Big K-
xheavenlyx

xheavenlyx

Electronics and Communication
08 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Biggie with this your first priority can be to provide your website on ATOM or RSS feeds, of latest posts. Each category can have its own feed and even the whole forum.
Rocker

Rocker

Branch Unspecified
09 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Thank you NiLaY!! Can't wait to install CE toolbar 😁 😁 😁
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
10 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Hi People,

Got really busy :sleepy: this weekend. If possible, will squeeze in some time during the week OR its targeted for next weekend. The brighter side: we've got more time to discuss the features and have a better design 😉.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
24 Sep 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

I hope theres progress with this! 😀
NiLaY

NiLaY

Branch Unspecified
03 Oct 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

Yes and No.

Yes - I've been thinking about doing this 😀.
No - Many others had already thought of me doing many other things 😔.


Please beer... err... bear with me for a while.
Elisa

Elisa

Branch Unspecified
09 Oct 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

I have tried installing your search plugin on FF 2.0 and it works fine. I did few modifications to the xml so that it shows My CE Search. I hope you don't have copyright issues with that 😀 ...

Feeds & RSS might affect the number of users who access the directly. But it would be nice to have such facility.
Rocker

Rocker

Branch Unspecified
10 Oct 2007
Re: CE Firefox / IE Plugin - What say?

😔 I never knew I'd get so busy 😔 😔 . NiLaY - keep it up dude! CE Toolbar is a great idea!
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
23 Apr 2008
*bump*

I was just wondering, is there an RSS feed for CE at the moment?
xheavenlyx

xheavenlyx

Electronics and Communication
27 Apr 2008
Oh, exactly, I was looking for that too. I think when biggie gets free he can add that or Ash, if its possible for you to do that as a moderator.

Here is a solution for vB from: Vbulletin Forum add or turn on RSS / XML Feed Support
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
30 Apr 2008
What quote was removed? 😛

Ah, I dont think moderators have the power to do site changes, which is a good thing! 😉 (uh.. I wonder what this red button does? *site deleted* )

Perhaps we can have a new position in CE where he/she can assist Biggie in managing the addons for vBulletin, someone really good with php kinda stuff.
30 Apr 2008
Hmm, yeh. But site changes and addons are not done are daily basis. We do them once in a year (or so). We may have co-admins, but we're too small. Let's first work on making CE bigger & better 😉
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
01 May 2008
In that case, better install 'em addons now so we can increase participation! 😛
shalini_goel14

shalini_goel14

Branch Unspecified
20 Jan 2009
Glad to see that CEans like Nilay are in Bangalore only. I will get in touch with him soon. 😀
shalini_goel14

shalini_goel14

Branch Unspecified
29 Jan 2009
This search plug-in is not working for me in Mozilla firefox 3.1 beta2 version.😔. Anyone any ideas? ?Have I played somewhere with my browser?😔
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
29 Jan 2009
Can you try FF version 2? Plugins are not always cross compatible
shalini_goel14

shalini_goel14

Branch Unspecified
30 Jan 2009
Hey awesome work Mr Nilay, now it is working fine for me in Firefox 3.0.5 version 😁. I uninstalled all versions of FF browser from my system and now tried on this one. May be some problem with my earlier browser.

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