2005-09-25 Trunk builds

Trunk builds of Firefox use the version number 1.6a1, which prevents most existing extensions from working. You can work around this by setting app.extensions.version in about:config to 1.0+ or by using the "Make compatible" feature of the Nightly Tester Tools extension. Some extensions are actually incompatible, so be prepared to use -safe-mode if installing an extension this way breaks Firefox.

If you use a trunk build with your branch profile, your extensions will be disabled and you'll have to re-enable them if you return to the branch. If you want to use different profiles on the trunk and branch, you can make Firefox bring up the profile manager with "firefox.exe -p", and you can make Firefox use a specific profile with "firefox.exe -p profilename".

There have been hundreds of fixes since the previous Burning Edge trunk post. Here are some of the most exciting fixes that weren't listed in posts about branch checkins.

Fixes that will probably be trunk-only:

  • Fixed: 1156 - OBJECTs without type attribute aren't rendered.
  • Fixed: 11011 - Need pseudo-classes for when alt text is shown (:-moz-alt-text, :-moz-placeholder, :-moz-broken).
  • Fixed: 27382 - OwnerDocument of orphan text and attr nodes is null.
  • Fixed: 105894 - Clicking a partially off-screen link shouldn't scroll the page.
  • Fixed: 217611 - Page Info can be opened multiple times.
  • Fixed: 219532 - Add pref to make search bar results always open in a new tab.
  • Fixed: 255411 - "Use my colors" preference makes popup/hover frames have transparent background.
  • Fixed: 278739 - Reloading a page whose length changes causes scroll position to change.
  • Fixed: Add Y-combinator in JS example (?).

Fixes that are likely to be checked into the branch too:

  • Fixed: 292965 - Improve eviction algorithm for fastback/bfcache.
  • Fixed: 307066 - No favicon after click on anchor link.
  • Fixed: 305730 - Support page up/down in richlistbox.

I'm not keeping track of all the regressions on trunk, but I'd like to point out that it crashes a lot (especially at Gmail and del.icio.us) and that the plugin finder is broken. Also, you might encounter this issue if you use a version of Adblock that has not been updated to work with trunk builds.

Trunk checkins between 2005-09-15 06:00 and 2005-09-25 06:00

Windows builds: Windows nightly, Windows hourly (discussion)

Linux builds: Linux nightly, Linux hourly

Mac builds: Mac nightly, Mac hourly

3 Responses to “2005-09-25 Trunk builds”

  1. Diego Says:

    Woohoo! 4 four-or-more-years-old bugs fixed! ;) 1156 opened in october 1998, yikes

  2. Hank Roberts Says:

    > bring up the profile manager with “firefox.exe -p”, and you can make Firefox use a specific profile with “firefox.exe -p profilename”

    Is there an equivalent for OSX, a command line option to use starting with the Terminal window?

  3. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    For OSX: e.g. Firefox\ Sept\ 25.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -p

    Maybe I should have just linked to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager.