2004-08-24 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 251376 - Use a different icon to identify a Live Bookmarks.
  • Fixed: 253722 - Remove alternate stylesheet UI.
  • Since August 21: 250396 - Download manager shortcut accidentally changed to Ctrl+E, which conflicts with Search shortcut.
  • Since ~August 20: 256357 - Can't drag proxy icon to desktop.
  • Since ~August 19: 256711 - Cannot use Windows Media Player plugin.
  • Since August 18: 256089 - Dragging links from pages to bookmarks doesn't work.
  • Since August 10: 255123 - [Windows] Opening internet shortcut (.url file) restores second window when all windows minimized.
  • Since ~August 5: 254525 - [Windows] Opening internet shortcut (.url file) brings error dialog when firefox is already running.
  • Since ~July 23: 254040 - Incorrect address in address bar after typing phrase for I'm Feeling Lucky Google search.

Windows builds: No official Windows builds (discussion), pigfoot's builds, bangbang's O2 G7 SSE2

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

17 Responses to “2004-08-24 Branch builds”

  1. GURT Says:

    hmm.. why no windows builds?

  2. John Says:

    Fixed: 253722 – Remove alternate stylesheet UI.

    WTF?! Are they going crazy?

  3. Sharki Says:

    I think the devs have finally gone off the edge. I havn’t like some of their decisions lately, but this one is just nuts.

  4. C. Coimbra Says:

    John and Sharki: If you feel like that, don’t try the Thunderbird crew! That’ll really freak you out!

  5. Rirath Says:

    Removing the stylesheet UI really burns me… I sure do hope they don’t dumb down Firefox to simply an IE clone with better security for the 95% market share.

    Same for the Offline Browsing, which I happily use the ‘Work Offline’ extension for and hope will still work. The talk about removing ‘View Source’ however, now that’s just plain ridiculous. I don’t care less if “95% never use it”, if they do it then it’s clear the power user no longer has a home with Firefox.

    It’s times like this I can feel the pain of the true Linux gurus, in these days of ‘user friendly’ distros for everyone and his mother.

  6. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Offline – removed because it was broken, not because it bloated the code or UI.

    Alternate stylesheet UI – removed because it was broken, not because it bloated the code or UI. It might code back with a different UI, though.

    View Source – Ben and Brendan never approved its removal, and it was not removed. See http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roadmap/archives/006284.html

  7. Thomas Says:

    > Alternate stylesheet UI – removed because it was
    > broken,

    It is not broken! There are only some minor or enhancement bugs, it works just fine for years.

  8. one less FF fan Says:

    this whole thing about removing $#!T is made me say FU to Firefox, one less nightly/tester. im going back to the suite…

  9. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Stylesheet switching did not persist, so it was broken.

  10. Thomas Kaschwig Says:

    > Stylesheet switching did not persist, so it was
    > broken.

    No, persistend styles would be nice, but the basic functionality works great and often you don’t need more than that.


    These bugs have only minor/enhancement severity and there is no reason for removing the whole feature.

    Firefox must have the stylesheet switcher to be CSS 2.1 conform:


    »5. If the source document comes with alternate style sheet sets (such as with the “alternate” keyword in HTML 4.0 [HTML40]), the UA must allow the user to select which style sheet set the UA should apply.«

  11. Craig Says:

    I’ve been testing Firefox, Firebird, and Phoenix for quite a few YEARS now. Ever since I found this website, I use to download the nightlies nightly. Not knowing what was fixed, or anything. I just tended to find out by myself.

    Thankyou Jesse for bringing this out. Now if only there was a Thunderbird variant (blog) that was any good.

  12. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Stylesheet switcher forum discussion: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=118119

  13. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Craig: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/rumblingedge/ ?

  14. Sharki Says:

    All these items were removed from a 1.0 release because they are broken? Shouldn’t a broken feature be fixed instead of removed and shoved in the corner of the closet to collect dust and spiderwebs?
    And wasn’t Firefox supposed to be all about keeping the basic features and leaving the fancy ones for extension? Switching CSS seems basic.

  15. Rirath Says:

    >Stylesheet switching did not persist, so it was >broken.

    I, along with others, consider that an enhancement… not a bug. Besides, the dev team can’t handle a tiny little problem like that? How are they ever going to handle the bigger flaws blocking 1.0 then? Offline browsing could be fixed as well… That’s what they do, after all.

    I know view source was never removed, but just the thought of it shows how far this is going.

  16. Craig Says:

    Thanks, Jesse! That is perfect!

    Just recently, downloaded and tried out Sunbird. Is there a blog for that too?

  17. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    I don’t think there is.