Archive for February, 2004

2004-02-22 Builds

  • Fixed: Don't purge the page you're looking at from session history when clearing history.
  • Continued regression: 235129 - crash while exporting bookmarks
  • Continued regression: 234962 - During install, license text does not show.
  • Continued regression: 234976 - Installer crashes before finishing.
  • Continued regression: 234966 - crash scrolling with mousewheel (installer version only)
  • Continued regression: 234576 - Autoscroll crashes for some users
  • Continued regression: 234916 - Crash on startup on MacOSX.
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer (warning: many installer regressions), djeter's SSE, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs, MozJF's, mmoy's O2 G7 SSE2

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2

Mac builds: Official Mac (does not crash on startup)

This Mac build doesn't crash on a startup due to an accidental build config change. Tomorrow's will be broken again.

2004-02-21 Builds

  • Fixed: 207188 - clearing history/all in prefs doesn't clear session history.
  • Fixed: 177360 - URL Bar history drop down displays newest entires at the bottom
  • Fixed: 234724 - about:config fails miserably if you filter for string with uppercase chars
  • Fixed: 205107 - Focus search box when history/bookmarks sidebar opens
  • Fixed: 233142 - onmouseover that doesn't return prevents URLs from appearing in status bar
  • Continued regression (since Feb 19): 235129 crash while exporting bookmarks
  • Continued regression: 234962 - During install, license text does not show.
  • Continued regression: 234976 - Installer crashes before finishing.
  • Continued regression (since ??): 234966 - crash scrolling with mousewheel (installer version only)
  • Continued regression: 234576 - Autoscroll crashes for some users
  • Continued regression: 234916 - Crash on startup on MacOSX.
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer (warning: many installer regressions), djeter's O2 G6 with Flash, krueger's, MozJF's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, daihard's SSE2 xft+gtk2

Mac builds: Official Mac (crashes on startup)

2004-02-20 Builds

  • Fixed: 189888 - Show a warning dialog when closing a multi-tabbed browser window
  • Fixed: 68215 - support onbeforeunload event
  • Fixed: 234864 - More string changes to reduce number of heap allocations
  • Fixed: 176675 - Dragging text to search bar should search for it
  • Fixed: 67873 - File upload control doesn't fire onchange after selecting file with file picker
  • Fixed: 213250 - Autoscroll logic incorrect for (non-XHTML) XML documents
  • Fixed: Autoscroll doesn't trigger when middle-clicking on named anchors in HTML.
  • Fixed: 228441 - Mac builds don't render contents with -moz-opacity < 1.0
  • Fixed: 229199 - Open Location dialog (which appears on Ctrl+L if you hide the navigation toolbar) is mostly busted
  • Continued regression (since yesterday): 234962 - During install, license text does not show.
  • Continued regression (since yesterday): 234976 - Installer crashes before finishing.
  • Continued regression (since around Feb 16): 234576 - Autoscroll crashes for some users
  • Continued regression: 234916 - Crash on startup on MacOSX.
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs, scragz' G7 SSE2, G7 SSE, G6 SSE, G7, O2 G6, djeter's G6 SSE, krueger's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, MrC's xft+gtk2 with DOMi,Venkman (SSE2 and non-SSE), MozillaCop's AthXP-only(?)

Mac builds: Official Mac (crashes on startup)

2004-02-19 Builds

  • Fixed: 231995 - Darin's string changes, which make Firefox 3% faster.
  • New regression: 234916 - Crash on starup on MacOSX.
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs, scragz' G7 SSE2, G7 SSE, G6 SSE, djeter's G6 SSE

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, MrC's xft+gtk2 with DOMi,Venkman (SSE2 and non-SSE),

Mac builds: Official Mac (may crash on startup)

String changes make Firefox 3% faster

Darin checked in some major string changes a few hours ago (231995). Estimations based on Firefox Tinderbox data:

Measure Windows (gabrielle) Linux (redwood)
Startup (Ts) 3.1% faster (noisy data) 3.4% faster (noisy data)
New window (Txul) 3.8% faster 3.0% faster
Page load (Tp) 2.6% faster 3.3% faster
Code size (Z) 2.1% smaller 1.2% smaller

(Darin made similar estimations and included data for Seamonkey.)

I plan to compare download size and memory use once a new official build is avaiable.

2004-02-18 Builds

  • Fixed: 234734 - Can't click on autocomplete results (in 2004-02-17 build).
  • Fixed: 234660 - If your home page is about:blank, bookmarks etc. are broken (in 2004-02-16+).
  • Fixed: 234592 - Help is missing
  • Fixed: 231042 - cannot remove stored (empty) password
  • Fixed (?): 221654 - empty password manager entries prevent form submission.
  • Fixed: 234756 - Set as Wallpaper: "Center" preview of tall image breaks dialog
  • Fixed: 229036 - "License" and "Readme" start menu items don't work
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs, cypher77's G7 SSE, stipe's O2 builds (G6 and G7), scragz' G7 SSE2, G7 SSE, G6 SSE, G7, O2 G6, djeter's Og, krueger's G6 SSE, G7, G7 SSE

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, MrC's SSE2 xft+gtk2 with DOMi,Venkman, MozillaCop's (requires AthXP?)

Mac builds: Official Mac

2004-02-17 Builds

  • Fixed: 234223 - XML parsing error at startup (only with installer builds).
  • Fixed: 234136 - middle-clicking link no longer makes it appear visited.
  • Fixed: 232617 - Location Bar dropdown loads new tab.
  • Fixed: 210043 - Add "Copy Image" to image context menu on Windows and Mac.
  • Fixed: 198616 - Unable to "copy link location" from history sidebar.
  • Fixed: 176675 - Dragging link or URL to address bar should replace URL and go to new URL immediately.
  • New regression: 234660 - If your home page is about:blank, bookmarks etc. are broken.
  • Continued regression: 234592 - Help is missing
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs, cypher77's G7 SSE, scragz' G7 SSE2, G7 SSE, G6 SSE, G7, O2 G6, djeter's early SSE, FinFangFun's early O2 G7 SSE, Goldzilla's early O2 G7 SSE2 without the patch to make jpgs work with O2

Builds marked as early were made before midnight (pacific time) and don't have all the fixes listed.

scragz' builds use nexx's new unofficial icons and artwork.

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, MrC's SSE2 xft+gtk2 with DOMi,Venkman, matlhDam's xft+gtk2 SSE with Venkman, SVG

Mac builds: Official Mac

2004-02-16 builds

  • Fixed: 216432 - Don't steal associations for images, xml, xul, and the ftp protocol.
  • Fixed: 182928 - Add new set as wallpaper dialog.
  • Fixed: 233918 - Firefox user agent string still says Firebird.

The new 'Set Wallpaper' dialog lets you choose whether to stretch, tile, or center the image on your desktop.

  • Continued regression (since Feb 15): 234592 - Help is missing
  • Continued regression: 234223 - XML parsing error at startup (only with installer builds).
  • Continued regression: 234136 - middle-clicking link no longer makes it appear visited.
  • Continued regression: 234116 - Context menu commands don't work in *subfolders* of bookmarks menu.
  • Continued regression: 232617 - Location Bar dropdown loads new tab.

Windows builds: Official Windows (discussion), Official Windows installer, Lovharn's O2 builds with Flash, Shockwave, and different default prefs

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux+xft+gtk2, MrC's SSE2 xft+gtk2 with DOMi,Venkman, daihard's SSE

Mac builds: Official Mac