What’s new in Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

Continuing my tradition of writing unofficial changelogs for Firefox releases, I compiled What's new in Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 from recent Burning Edge posts. Please point out errors, suggest better wordings for bug summaries, point out bugs I should have included but didn't (or vice versa), etc.

5 Responses to “What’s new in Firefox 1.5 Beta 1”

  1. MechR Says:

    A minor thing, but you spelled September “Septmeber” on the first line ;)

    Also, the fix for 303806 ([Windows] Make menus prettier on XP Luna) was backed out and awaits minor(?) fixes for padding.

  2. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Thanks MechR. I fixed the typo and commented out the line for that bug.

  3. Michael Lefevre Says:

    Looks good to me – thanks for doing this :)

    Bug 260500 (favicon re-requested on every page) seems worthy of a mention, although it’s not clear how/when it got fixed (as a Firefox site without a favicon, I would imagine you’re in a good position to see the difference)

    There’s some discussion as to whether bug 271359 (bookmarks getting wrong favicons) is fixed or not (it’s been reopened), I can’t reproduce it any more, but I never could reproduce it reliably before. A fix was checked in for it though…

    There’s a couple of other notable bug fixes on bugs which are open (as in not security group only), but sort of security related – I guess you’ve left those out intentionally.

    Presentational nit – some of the headings have initial caps on each word, some (“Notable bug fixes” in particular is at the same heading level) don’t.

  4. Martin Says:

    Any chance that also bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=288351 and very old one https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63895 will be fixed in version 1.5?


  5. Hank Roberts Says:

    Is the nightly “1.4” the beta for 1.5?
    (In the official nightlies folder along with 1.0+)