2006-01-11 Firefox 1.5.0.x builds

Firefox 1.5.0.x will be released from this branch, MOZILLA_1_8_0_BRANCH.

Unlike previous point releases, which had few changes other than security fixes, Firefox will include fixes for dozens of other bugs, including fixes for several frequent crash and leak bugs.

If you use Firefox 1.5, please switch to one of these builds if you're affected by one of the bugs below or if you want to help test that the fixes didn't break anything.


  • Fixed: 319004 - Overlong page title causes hang on subsequent startups.
  • Fixed: 312415 - Selected images (from a selection of the document to print) are black.
  • Fixed: 319357 - Crash in browser when attempting to print a text selection [@ nsImageWin::DrawTile].
  • Fixed: 296907 - <canvas> fill/stroke shouldn't destroy path.
  • Fixed: 299343 - Can't copy and paste into the beginning of a line (Midas/designMode).
  • Fixed: 301678 - XML object parsed from string from flash throws permission denied error when accessed.
  • Fixed: 309044 - Flashplayer 8 "Bad NPObject as private data!".
  • Fixed: 312550 - Incorrect wrapping in RTL textarea with horizontal scrollbar.
  • Fixed: 316821 - Crash with moz-border-radius and small font-size.
  • Fixed: 318489 - Unable to create new XMLHttpRequests and DOMParsers from an XPCNativeWrapped window (e.g. in a Greasemonkey script).
  • Fixed: 315434 - Security error with remote <xul:tabbox>: can't switch tabs if chrome has focus.
  • Fixed: 105894 - Clicking a partially off-screen link shouldn't scroll the page.
  • Fixed: 314222 - If link target URL has non-ASCII char that is not encoded by UTF-8, the default file name is always escaped at "Save Link As...".
  • Fixed: 315509 - Crash: array_unshift doesn't handle holes properly [@ js_DeleteProperty - array_unshift].
  • Fixed: 306067 - Crash involving autocomplete.
  • Fixed: 320488 - Crash [@ nsSHistory::EvictWindowContentViewer].
  • Fixed: 313988 - [Mac 10.3] Positioned select drop-down doesn't work.
  • Fixed: 298502 - [Mac 10.2] Empty pulldown menu and Firefox hangs.
  • Fixed: 312154 - [Solaris] Start script does not take care of running instance.

MOZILLA_1_8_0_BRANCH checkins between 2005-12-24 06:00 and 2006-01-11 13:00

Windows builds: Windows nightly, Windows hourly

Linux builds: Linux nightly, Linux hourly

Mac builds: Mac nightly, Mac hourly

15 Responses to “2006-01-11 Firefox 1.5.0.x builds”

  1. ShaolinTiger Says:

    I don’t know which one is effecting me..

    But it certainly isn’t good!


  2. Remy Says:

    Yeah, I’m seeing enormous memory leaks too. I seriously hope it’s being looked after, because people will simply stop using Firefox if it stays around long enough.

  3. Marc Randolph Says:

    Anyone know what update channel can I use to pick this up to help test it? I’m afraid that if I use nightly, it won’t pick up the branch build.

  4. peakshysteria Says:

    Not sure whats happening. Currently using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060112 Firefox/1.5 ID:2006011203. No apparent regressions. Running smooth. But is this a dead end? How does this version differ from 2006-01-11 Firefox 1.5.0.x builds??? I’m tought i was on the nightly road to 2.0!? Or…….am i a bit below power? Using auto update without any problems. And as far as i can see my daily versions are the same as offered from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/ (which now is on version a head of me….). So…????

  5. Adam Says:

    Maybe I’m dense, but does auto update work with Mac OS X? I never see the “update” icon like I do on Windows/Linux, and I see now way to check for core Firefox updates. I get the build disk images by hand… is there an automated way I’m missing?

  6. nestastnik Says:

    the memmory use is definitely a progress…AWESOME to some extent at 1.8.0 branch. Simply under 100MB at most part of browsing. BUT:

    -the layout of pages is broken, e.g. some sites which do not have been broken in RC3/FINAL are COMPLETELY mess now, and I am 100% sure. But you need to register to view them so its hard to paste link.

    I’ve already reported.

  7. peakshysteria Says:

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=365972 says:

    Most recent official releases:
    Firefox 1.5 final
    20060111 Branch (For Firefox 1.5.0.X)
    20060111 1.8 Branch (For Firefox 2.0)

    Meaning i’m on the right route towards 2.0 with my Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060112 Firefox/1.5?? Think i’ll stay on this route, though 1.8.0 seems very tempting. had my first freeze up in at least a year yesterday. Whole system hanged for 8 minuttes. In addition several sites seems to still load forever (this may be site related and not an FF problem. Several sites reports this as a problem of their own for some odd reason). 1.8.0 seems also tempting since even nestastnik is positive for once, he lol. Glad to see your mem. problem slowly is resolving nestastnik.

    I’ll try nightly branch for some more days before i decide what to do. I been running smooth for some time now guess i’ll just have to deal with a few minor problems like you all report here……..

  8. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Remy, nestastnik, and anyone else suffering from memory leaks: you might be interested in the new memory leak detection tool. With this tool, you’ll be able to report fixable bugs like “Adding a bookmark causes addBookmark2.xul’s domwindow to leak” or “Loading Gmail when already logged in causes six domwindows to leak”. You’ll have to hop over to trunk to use it.

  9. David Says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the day when dragging doesn’t stick when I release the mouse button too quickly. This has been a problem on Linux since deer park. In effect, it only sticks when I had no intention of dragging in the first place. Too often I click a tab (to select, not drag), and it switches to drag mode where I must either click to complete it (causing an unwanted page reload) or press the escape key.

  10. nestastnik Says:

    another bug on 1.8.0 branch is when clicked EXIT and subsequent asking for CLOSE WINDOWS with open tabs won’t switch to windows with tabs but shows last window, in my case empty one.

    peakshysteria – seems strange, I think you are wrong. If I consider 1.8.0 branch to be technologically more advanced as 1.8, at least in memmory requirements, how can 1.8 became Firefox 2.0? And what, 1.8.0 will be 1.5.1? Funny. Thought 1.8 is the most stabile of them all, so thinking it will be Firefox 2.0 is wrong I think.

    I can’g go to trunk now, at least if someone won’t compare branch/trunk usability. I am using FF as my main browser althought I am testing. Is there a way I can use FF 1.8.0 branch and trunk at the same time?

  11. peakshysteria Says:

    nestastnik check out: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=367453&sid=62740866c1ac7fc89a356c4c46a736aa which says:

    The Official Win32 2006015 [Branch] build is not yet out.

    Most recent official releases:
    Firefox 1.5 final
    20060113 1.8.0 Branch (For Firefox 1.5.0.X)
    20060114 1.8 Branch (For Firefox 2.0)

    So i thought i were on the road towards 2.0 with my 1.8 branch!? Or am i missing something here?

    And yes it is possible i think to run both branch and trunk on the same machine if yuo run them with seperate profiles. Check out mozillazine for a howto….

  12. Gavin Sharp Says:

    nestastnik, peakshysteria: Firefox 2 will be released off the Mozilla 1.8.1 Branch, which hasn`t yet been created (it will be created off of the 1.8 branch, MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH). Most (I’d say all, but I’m not entirely certain) of the fixes being landed on the 1.8.0 branch (Firefox 1.5.0.x) are also being landed on the 1.8 branch. The 1.8.0 is not “technologically more advanced as 1.8”, since it’s receiving a subset of the fixes being landed on the 1.8 branch.

  13. peakshysteria Says:

    Thanks for clearing that up. Then i’m right. Couldnt understand that it was necessary for me to move from my 1.8…………

  14. peakshysteria Says:

    nestastnik if you havent seen it allready: http://www.squarefree.com/2006/01/13/memory-leak-detection-tool/

  15. peakshysteria Says:

    jess, at last it seems that all my regular sites are loading as they should. No tabs load forever anymore. Not sure if it was a Firefox or an extension issue. No using User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060117 Firefox/1.5

    More smooth than ever. And even lesser memory usage…..hmm, someone has done their job thats for sure……………