2005-11-26 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 trunk-only fixes since the previous Burning Edge trunk post. Here are some of the most interesting ones:

New stuff:

  • Fixed: 172817 - Allow external source viewer/editor. (Use about:config to set view_source.editor.external to true and set view_source.editor.path to the path to your favorite text editor.)
  • Fixed: 316782 - Provide templatized array class [down with nsVoidArray!].
  • Partially Fixed: 305949 - Stop exporting nonfrozen XPCOM functions.
  • Fixed (?): 312760 - Provide base channel for use by protocol implementations.
  • Fixed: Part of 245684 - Add JPG encoding support.


  • Fixed: 113187 - Cannot use shortcut of single key(e.g., space key, "/", "'", "F", "N", "B", "P" and "T") if IME is active.
  • Fixed: 251123 - HTTPS lock icon does not explain mixed secure/non-encrypted icon when hovering. (Now says "Warning: Contains unauthenticated content" in this case, and "Authenticated by %S" otherwise.)
  • Fixed (?): 271498 - Context menu appears top left of page when using keyboard.
  • Fixed: 309044 - Flashplayer 8 "Bad NPObject as private data!".
  • Fixed: 112502 - <sup> or "vertical-align:super" changes the position of text too higher.
  • Fixed: 309075 - Right-clicking a partially off-screen link shouldn't scroll the page.
  • Fixed: 315990 - "this.statement.causes.an.error" is ignored instead of throwing.
  • Fixed: 313807 - [Mac] Unicode keyboard layouts stop working after visiting a page with <applet> tag (since Aug 17 on both trunk and branch).
  • Fixed: 200119 - Crash during shutdown (StopCRLUpdateTimer) [@ nsHashtable::Reset ].
  • Fixed: 315189 - Loading this URL crashes [@ nsHTMLDocument::MatchLinks].
  • Fixed (?): 311399 - [Mac] Crash [@ SetOrigin] during rendering context destruction [Mac].
  • Partially fixed: 313309 - Provide table-driven QueryInterface mechanism.
  • Fixed: 121414 - JS could use some focused partial evaluation.

Fixes for trunk regressions:

  • Partially fixed: 309521 - Plugin finder is broken. (The infobar is back, but the puzzle piece isn't.)

Trunk regressions:

  • Since Sept 22: 309521 - Puzzle-piece UI for missing plugins is missing.
  • Since Nov 10: 315966 - [Mac] Bottom-to-top image crashes.

Trunk checkins between 2005-11-07 06:00 and 2005-11-26 06:00

Windows builds: Windows nightly, Windows hourly (discussion)

Linux builds: Linux nightly, Linux hourly

Mac builds: Mac nightly, Mac hourly

3 Responses to “2005-11-26 Trunk builds”

  1. Jason Barnabe Says:

    You’ve got 271498 in there twice and you’re missing 172817 (Allow external source viewer/editor)

  2. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Thanks Jason, I fixed those two things.

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    […] I guess this means that I have to start downloading the Firefox trunk builds if I want to be on the “bleeding edge”? For those of you who don’t know, the “trunk” is the main line of development where new and untested features are included while the “1.8 branch” constitutes the stable line of code on which Firefox 1.5 is built. […]