CreditsMany people have worked to make the Googlebar a success, whether by contributing code, filing bugs, or mocking us shamelessly until we fixed embarassing little display bugs. It would be impossible to name all those who have volunteered their time and effort, but a few are:
Googlebar: not just "Andys" anymore (Main/Official developers)
- Andy Edmonds- The original developer for the project, Andy Edmonds appears to create projects in his sleep and attempt to log it as overtime. Besides the Googlebar, he has worked on the User agent toolbar, Mozgest (Optimoz), Uzilla, SVG Graphs, and far too many other mozilla-related projects to name.
- AndyB- The second developer to join the project focuses on a variety of tasks, such as design of the interface, adding new search features and patches, and other day to day tasks, including shameless self-promotion in the developer credits and documentation.
- Andrew Houghton- The third person named Andy to join, he proved conclusively that more than mere coincidence was at work, and fixed a number of script bugs while cleaning up code. He was also the inspiration for bug 810.
- John Woods- When all else failed, he hunted the cause of the much-despised bug 1932 (locale problems) to its very end and offered a fix to one of our most prominent problems, earning a spot as the newest member of the project team, and the first not to go by the name of "Andy". Besides install and uninstall issues, many other features and patches are also his brainchildren.
- Bernd Kuemmerlen- After contributing an endless supply of patches that made many features- like foreign language encoding- work much better, he became the fifth person to join the project, with work including code rewrites and display issues in a wide range of browsers.
- Robert Mulcahy- Donated his considerable artistic talent to create new and much improved icons for the googlebar's many searches, better fitting the style of mozilla and getting rid of many of our custom(and often unrecognizable) icons.
- Robert Fernandes- Engaged in a massive cleanup effort, contributing both the code to show button labels and the largely compacted and improved code we now use. He has also contributed code for the search history, navigation buttons, university search, and many other advanced features of the Googlebar.
Contributors (list in progress; chronological order)
- Alfred Kayser- An early contributor, he cleaned up some of our early XUL code to improve theme compatability.
- Reflex- Created the "Ars Openforum toolbar", a navigation aid based in part off of earlier versions of the Googlebar. In the process, he found ways to fix several vexing bugs and contributed the code to resize the textbox.
- Gary Turnbull- Fixed a problem with the page information searches being misdirected.
- Raj Bhaskar- Modified the "up a directory" button to make it work better. Actually, modified it to make it work, period.
- Francis Turner- Contributed the Highlight Plus button and image along with the Search for Selected text functionality.
- Joachim Thewes (Jozzi)- First translated the Googlebar to German, providing the inspiration to use localization to make his task easier. He also contributed a better image search icon.
- Henrik Gemal- Offered up a number of bug fixes, suggestions, and samples of working code to improve functionality of the Googlebar.
- Joe Chellman- Contributed improved icon for macintosh search.
- Franki Cheung- Generously wrote and contributed the new feature that highlights all terms on page, like the IE toolbar!
- Alban Fonrouge- Improved our highlighting functionality, preventing duplicate find-term buttons and speeding up overall highlighting dramatically.
- Martin Hassman- Showed us a one-line fix for bug 959, the case of the disappearing toolbar.
- Ufuk Kayserilioglu- His patch to update the toolbar whenever a new search is entered from Google's web site provided a much-requested feature to the masses.
- Maciej Bednarek- Provided the fix for a bug in displaying the preferences panel in firebird.
- Jonah Bishop- Designed a new logo and website design for the Googlebar, as well as providing some important bug fixes and code cleanup inspiration via his Googlebar-Lite spinoff.
- Olivier Duffez- French
- Pete Bartecki- Improved our use of localization by adding a googlebar.properties file. Also translates both the Googlebar and mozilla into Polish.
- Wang Tian Yao- Chinese