Archive for September, 2004

2004-09-10 Branch builds

  • Fixed: Re-add UI for alternate stylesheets, with improvements. The status bar icon now only appears when the page actually has alternate stylesheets. You can now select alternate stylesheets using the keyboard (View > Page Style). The Page Style menu (but not the status bar menu) has a "No Style" option that removes all styles, including ones from style attributes and other HTML attributes. "No Style" persists, but alternate stylesheet selections do not persist unless the site uses JavaScript and cookies to persist them.
  • Fixed: 255654 - Re-add UI for Work Offline.
  • Fixed: 257308 - Visual indicators of site security appear for the wrong site.
  • Fixed: 157354 - Hide user:pass in location bar.
  • Fixed: 253046 - Enable the new default plugin (screenshots again).
  • Fixed: 257405 - [Linux] Use GTK2 native keybindings for input and textarea. This means Firefox no longer uses Emacs keybindings in text fields unless you set an pref in GTK2.
  • Fixed: 258487 - Add (hidden) pref for blocking popups from plugins.
  • Fixed: 255617 - Extension manager: Custom update.rdf ignored at installation of incompatible extension.
  • Fixed: 258123 - Extension manager: Cannot register own JavaScript Component with new interface.
  • Fixed: 258657 - Extension manager: Themes brought over from 0.9 profiles are not being disabled in 1.0.
  • Fixed: 258737 - Extension manager: Upgraded extension does not overlay UI.
  • Fixed: 258694 - Use Ctrl+K for search on all platforms (plus Ctrl+J on Linux, for consistency with 0.9, and Ctrl+E on Windows, for consistency with IE).

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), moox's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

2004-09-09 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 211023 - Add "Sort by Name" for bookmarks folders.
  • Fixed: 234480 - Bookmarks Manager gets object count (in status bar) wrong.
  • Fixed: 255151 - Open Import wizard instead of file picker when choosing Import in bookmarks.
  • Fixed: 255437 - New set of default bookmarks.
  • Fixed: 255458 - Live bookmark shouldn't use cache.

Bug 258499 (Gmail Invites window incorrectly blocked as an unrequested popup) was WONTFIXed, so I removed it from the regressions list.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), moox's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

Firefox 1.0 Preview Release next week

Ben Goodger:

We're heading into a 1.0Preview Release early-mid next week. We don't have Release Candidates ready yet (maybe by Friday), but do take a look at the latest nightlies if you want to help test.

Firefox 1.0 PR blockers

Bugs nominated to block Firefox 1.0 PR

What's new in Firefox 1.0 Preview Release

Draft Release Notes

New classes for aggregator stylesheets

I now wrap Burning Edge posts in <div class="burningedge"> to make it safer to select on Burning Edge classes in RSS aggregator pages. I also added classes for builds on each OS, so people with personal Planets and similar aggregators can hide information about builds for platforms they don't use. Sample CSS files for aggregators: make fix/regression lists look like they do on The Burning Edge, hide non-Windows builds, hide non-Mac builds, hide non-Linux builds.

2004-09-08 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 101190 - Requested popups fail if you click the new-window link or button while the page is loading.
  • Fixed: 252326 - Web page can open unrequested popup by appending a script element (exploited by aol.com).
  • Fixed: 251770 - Add UI pref, "Select new tabs opened from bookmarks or history". (This pref still defaults to true and "Select new tabs opened from links" still defaults to false.)
  • Fixed: 246014 - Chromereg/Extension Manager don't select skins/locales for extensions in some cases. (This might have been why the Delicious Delicacies extension gave XML parsing errors for some users.)
  • Fixed: Change version in UA string from "1.0 PR (NOT FINAL)" to "0.10" to make web pages happier. The About dialog now shows "1.0 Preview Release (NF)" separately from the UA string.
  • Fixed: 217472 - Change History sidebar to open items on single-click rather than double-click to match boomarks.
  • Since September 8: 258499 - Gmail Invites window incorrectly blocked as an unrequested popup.

I've removed some old regressions from this list. They're still present, but they probably won't be fixed by 1.0 PR and they aren't affecting decisions like "Which build from the last week should I get?". As always, you can get a more complete list of regressions by clicking the Fx regressions by votes link in The Burning Edge's sidebar.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), bangbang's, amano's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

2004-09-07 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 22183 - UI spoofing can cause user to mistake content for chrome. The fix was to make the address bar (but not the status bar) always visible.
  • Fixed: 250396 - Clean up Web Search commandkeys (details).
  • Fixed: 255439 - Extension/Theme Manager and Help Contents don't close on ESC.
  • Fixed: 245324 - Incompatible extension warning needs different text for app incompatibility than version incompatibility.
  • Fixed: 256201 - Add a "Clear Search History" menuitem to the search bar context menu to aid discoverability.
  • Fixed: 256682 - Ctrl-down in search field does not select next engine.
  • Fixed: 253015 - Changing search engine doesn't set focus to search box.
  • 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: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), bangbang's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

2004-09-06 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 252118 - Necko ignores settings for max-persistent-connections-per-server.
  • Fixed: 257375 - about:mozilla should be localizable.
  • Fixed: 241987 - Export bookmarks doesn't save the bookmarks to a file like bookmarks.html.
  • Fixed: 239358 - [FC2 Linux] Reverse DNS lookups are degrading performance.
  • Fixed: 221365 - [Mac] Shockwave plugin does not work on Mac (app needs vers resource).
  • Fixed: 257047 - Update all user-facing version strings to "1.0 Preview Release".
  • Fixed: 256029 - OK doesn't work after changing home page and switching to another category.
  • Fixed: 257242 - Doubled up search plugins if you used Mycroft to install search plugins that are now included by default (Amazon, Dictionary.com, eBay, Google, Yahoo).
  • Fixed: Change live bookmark menu item from "RSS" to "Subscribe to 'RSS'...".
  • Fixed: Don't show bogus Blogger Atom links.

Extension manager fixes:

  • Fixed: 257304 - Use RDF instead of SOAP/WSDL for generic extension update service.
  • Fixed: 247322 - No error when installing 0.9 and not 0.9+ compatible extensions in firefox 0.9+.
  • Fixed: 252543 - Extension never gets installed second time when it has files in components\.
  • Fixed: 256930 - Turn off dynamic theme switching. (Can be turned back on with extensions.dss.enabled)
  • Fixed: 256960 - Individual Extension/Theme update is broken.
  • Fixed: 256961 - Cancel button is disabled on "Updates Found" page.
  • Fixed: 257179 - Theme update failures and blank wizard panel.
  • Fixed: 258013 - Incompatible disabled extensions can be reenabled.
  • Fixed: - Add a hidden pref for admins that completely disables update checking (app.update.enabled). There is still a user-visible pref that disables automatic update checking (extensions.update.autoUpdateEnabled).
  • Fixed (?): Turn the updates-available status bar indicator into a toolbar button.
  • Fixed: part of 252779 - Use HTTPS for update checking.
  • Fixed: Remove the tiny per-item buttons in extension manager. "Options" is now a normal button outside of the list, and "Home" / "About" are now relegated to context menu items.
  • Fixed: 257045 - Update app/EM internal version numbers to "0.10".
  • Fixed: 251821 - Disabled/grayed-out status bar icons for updates, live bookmarks, alternate styles, popup blocking and security.
  • 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.

If you have downloaded a branch build after August 25th, and installed it with the installer, you'll have to manually remove the following files in your searchplugin directory (otherwise the engines will appear doubled up): Amazon.com.png, Amazon.com.src, Dictionary.com.png, Dictionary.com.src, Yahoo.gif, Yahoo.src. (From pch's checkin comment for bug 257242.)

A patch to hide Firefox's "hidden window" from Exposé in Mac OS X 10.3 was checked in, fixing bug 223545. But this patch was backed out due to a regression it caused on Mac OS X 10.2 (bug 257647).

Draft Firefox 1.0 PR release notes have been posted.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), shill's, pigfoot's, bangbang's

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac