Archive for the 'Releases' Category

2005-09-08 Branch builds (roughly Firefox 1.5 Beta 1)

Fixes for regressions:

  • Fixed: 307235 - Compatibility checker checks endlessly (since ~Aug 31). (There was also a server-side fix, so users with older builds won't encounter this as often.)
  • Fixed: IDN blacklist doesn't work due to a bad patch for bug 301694. Fixed by backing out that patch.

No major regressions since Deer Park Alpha 2.

Gecko 1.8 branch checkins between 2005-09-07 15:00 and 2005-09-08 06:00

Windows builds: Windows nightly, Windows hourly (discussion)

Linux builds: Linux nightly, Linux hourly

Mac builds: Mac nightly, Mac hourly

2005-07-12 Trunk builds (roughly Deer Park Alpha 2)

Exciting new stuff:

Security fixes:

  • Several security fixes.

Fixes for regressions:

  • Fixed: 299396 - Find As You Type no longer works in "View Source" (since June 23).
  • Fixed: 297122 - Back and forward through fragment links reloads the page (since Jan 20).
  • Fixed: 296275 - Forward button history throws error (but works anyway) (since ~July 1).

Other fixes:

  • Fixed: Set Talkback install percentage to 100% for alpha 2.
  • Fixed: 224002 - Double clicking tab close button creates new tab.
  • Fixed: 243893 - Opening a new tab in menuless popup window results in invisible tabs.
  • Fixed: 263532 - "Remember logon" dialog box should have "No" as default.
  • Fixed: 299040 - Package Talkback and Reporter as global extensions.
  • Fixed: 298934 - Replace "[Javascript Application]" in content-originating sheets with hostname.
  • Fixed: 293353 - [Windows] Canvas - alpha transparency renders wrong colors (when compiled with VC6).

Regressions (new bugs):

  • With bfcache enabled: 293235 - When using the back button (or keyboard), visited links are not marked as visited.
  • With bfcache enabled: 298077 - Link remains focused when going back to the previous page using the back button and the focus can not be undone.
  • With bfcache enabled: 295931 - Rocker Navigation extension stops text entry into textarea.
  • Since June 22: 298677 - [Mac] Vertical scrollbar draws over toolbar and tabs when location or search bar has focus during scrolling.
  • Since ~June 14: 297751 - Empty update button on the Menubar.
  • Since May ??: 295539 - Dialog boxes sometimes display with no text.
  • Since ??: 295673 - Cannot scroll using keyboard when div with overflow:auto and padding has focus.
  • Since ~Jan 22: 279497 - Selected profile does not always appear focused.
  • Since November on trunk: 269927 - Tooltip appears after closing tab.

Checkins between 2005-06-30 08:00 and 2005-07-12 08:00

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

Firefox 1.0.4 released

Firefox 1.0.4 has been released. I think it's the same as the candidates in the previous post.

Firefox 1.0.4 candidates

These are release candidates for Firefox 1.0.4. If you've been following Asa's blog, these candidates are the ones he calls final (hopefully) 1.0.4 candidates. I hadn't posted earlier candidates because they didn't contain fixes for all of the blocking security holes.

There is a post about these builds on Asa's blog. If you think you've found a regression, please report it using IRC or post a comment on Asa's blog entry. If no problems come up, these builds will become Firefox 1.0.4 tonight (PDT).

Please help test these builds. Trunk doesn't have all the security fixes, and testing 1.0.4 candidates should be more fun than disabling JavaScript or only visiting sites you trust. If you've been using trunk, be sure to install this build into a different directory, because installing 1.0.x on top of trunk can cause problems. I don't know whether you'll need to create a new profile.

Security fixes in Firefox 1.0.4:

  • Fixed: 292691#c5 - XSS security hole involving frames and javascript: URLs. Regression in Firefox 1.0.3.
  • Fixed: 292691#c14 - Sites whitelisted for extension installation can execute arbitrary code by abusing a security hole in the extension-installation dialog. Regression in Firefox 1.0.3. Firefox only (not in Mozilla suite).
  • Fixed: 290949 - <link> tag still allows to execute arbitrary code without user interaction (variant of 290036, which was fixed in Firefox 1.0.3).
  • Fixed: 290908 - (Security hole involving new Script(). Regression in Firefox 1.0.3.)
  • Fixed: 290982 - (Security hole involving jar:, view-source: protocols)
  • Fixed: 293671 - (Security hole involving nested jar:, view-source: protocols)

All other fixes in Firefox 1.0.4:

  • Fixed: 290777 - Regression in defining getters on prototypes in content script. (aka The Firefox 1.0.3 DHTML regression.)
  • Fixed: 290476 - js_AllocStack doesn't clear space it returns.
  • Fixed: 280137 - [OS/2] Get rid of PMWINX dependency.
  • Fixed: 272369 - [S390] firefox -register results in SIGSEGV.
  • Fixed: 264324 - [S390] Incorrect defines in s390/s390x.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds: Official Linux, Official Linux installer

Mac builds: Official Mac

Unofficial builds of Firefox 1.0

Firefox 1.0 Released

There have been no changes since the previous Burning Edge post (2004-11-07 branch builds). Firefox 1.0 is the same file as that build, at least for the Windows English zip build (I checked using md5sum).

There is one surprise: Firefox's default home page now redirects to a co-branded version of the Google homepage. Mitchell explains:

In keeping with our emphasis on the end-user, we have redesigned the Firefox startpage. We wanted a startpage that reflected the Mozilla project and provided a good access point to the web. Given the importance of search, we decided to add search functionality to the start page itself. Google has long been recognized as a leader in search experience and so we chose Google.

All builds and source

Release notes, Unofficial changelog

mozillaZine article, MozillaNews article, Ben's blog post, Blake's blog post, Mitchell's blog post