Category: Firefox

Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 10 26 Released

By | October 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 Alpha 9Everyone is polishing their web browser and Firefox team is not an exception. They have just finished new Firefox 3 nightly build. Please not that this is not a final version, use it on your own risk. Changelog? Here it is.

Fixed:

  • #362549 [Core:GFX: Thebes]-[Mac][Cairo] Tab content bleeds into loading tabs [Mac]
  • #382358 [Firefox:Places]-move places properties back into localizable location before betas [All]
  • #384112 [Core:Widget: Gtk]–moz-appearance: menulist-button broken in GTK [Lin]
  • #389628 [Firefox:General]-Implement UI for full page zoom [All]
  • #399128 [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Events (still) missing for collapsed XUL combo boxes. [Lin]
  • #395144 [Firefox:Download Manager]-Figure out what to do when we are supposed to open an application with download resume [All]
  • #397266 [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Crash on multitab dialog pages when JAWS is running. [Win]
  • #397293 [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL]-Crash [@ CGBitmapContextCreateImage] with xul, opacity [Mac]
  • #398886 [Firefox:Password Manager]-resetting a master password does not clear existing password manager logins [Win]
  • #399815 [Firefox:Download Manager]-Store autoResume in moz_downloads table to indicate if a download should auto-resume [All]
  • #399858 [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Crash [@ no stack] with label, input type=image [All]
  • #400025 [Core:SVG]-SVG stroke on text is rendered on… something else [Win]
  • #400619 [Core:Plug-ins]-NPRuntime-based plugins can’t query DOM immediately after NPP_SetWindow [Win]
  • #400751 [Firefox:Password Manager]-Migrating from an existing SeaMonkey installation causes errors in password manager due to old style encyption [Lin]
  • #400809 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-remove unneeded/unused parts from the urlbar binding [All]
  • #400892 [Firefox:Password Manager]-Saving form passwords broken when info bars are not available. [Lin]
  • #400759 [Core:Security: PSM]-PSM should build with NSS size optimization [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #321402 [Core:Layout: Block and Inline]-bug 320502 caused text/inlines inside XUL boxes (often -moz-inline-box) to disappear (Folder view does not display header info in Domino Web Mail (inotes)) [All]
  • #389366 [Core:Layout: Canvas]-Canvas’s .getImageData is returning premultiplied alpha pixels [All]
  • #396695 [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-add-ons go into “needs to restart” loop commonly after a firefox update [Win]
  • #399476 [Firefox:Places]-bug #387996 caused Txul and Ts regressions [All]
  • #399706 [Core:Security: PSM]-glibc detected: free(): invalid pointer attempting to select cert [Lin]
  • #399838 [Firefox:Download Manager]-Automatically init (not open) the download manager when starting the app [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #333965 [Firefox:Places]-Places’ search feature hangs [Win]
  • #337761 [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • #339804 [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • #385245 [Firefox:Places]-history sidebar very slow (way slower than fx2) [All]
  • #386343 [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • #388209 [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • #394079 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • #394910 [Firefox:Download Manager]-The download always goes to browser.download.lastDir when browser. download. use DownloadDir is false [Win]
  • #398085 [Core:JavaScript Engine]-Crash on Load [@ js_Interpret] [All]
  • #400075 [Core:ImageLib]-long delays painting the app when it’s brought to the foreground. [Win]
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    Firefox 2.0.0.8 Released

    By | October 19, 2007 | 4 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.8New Firefox version is now available to download. Firefox 2.0.0.8 supports a few more languages and includes security as well as other fixes. Here’s the changelog.

  • MFSA 2007-36 URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows
  • MFSA 2007-35 XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object
  • MFSA 2007-34 Possible file stealing through sftp protocol
  • MFSA 2007-33 XUL pages can hide the window titlebar
  • MFSA 2007-32 File input focus stealing vulnerability
  • MFSA 2007-31 Browser digest authentication request splitting
  • MFSA 2007-30 onUnload Tailgating
  • MFSA 2007-29 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.8)
  • Added Georgian (ka) language
  • Added Romanian (ro) language
  • Added Kurdish (ku) language (beta)
  • Firefox 2.0.0.8 is almost compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), see known issues for more information.

    Download Firefox 2.0.0.8.

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    Meebo For Firefox

    By | October 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Meebo for FirefoxWhat is Meebo?

    It’s basically a website for instant messaging on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber networks.

    And here’s why you need this add-on (if you are using Meebo and Firefox or any other Firefox based browser).

    Get a sidebar with all of your buddies visible while you’re browsing. Get visual notifications when your friends IM you. Drag and drop links and images from web pages right onto your friends.

    Download Meebo for Firefox.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 10 12 Released

    By | October 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Alpha 9Yet another nightly from Firefox team. Please don’t forget that this is not a final version, it’s an alpha. Build contains many issues known and unknown ones. Use it on your own risk. This build fixes a total of 25 bugs which is a big amount, Firefox team managed to fix all of them just in a single day. For more details check this changelog.

    Fixed Bugs:

  • #251910 [Firefox:Places]- No hover highlighting (i.e. mouse-tracking) in Bookmarks/History sidebar [All]
  • #339754 [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]- Threadsafety asserts from chrome registry when installing extensions [Lin]
  • #368811 [Firefox:General]- Firefox crashes on exit after plugin install activated by InstallTrigger. install(xpi, installCompleteFunction) [Win]
  • #386065 [Core:Layout: Form Controls]-legend {font-size:0;} still shows the text (yahoo.com mainpage) [Win]
  • #386551 [Core:Disability Access APIs]- expose ARIA description on document [All]
  • #386585 [Core:ImageLib]- Update libpng to version 1.2.21 [All]
  • #391740 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]- listheader in richlistbox appears to right/at bottom of richlistitems [All]
  • #391868 [Core:Layout]- Page Source very small with meta charset=windows-1258 [All]
  • #394805 [Core:Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic]- “ASSERTION: ResolveBidi called on non-first continuation” [All]
  • #396745 [Directory:LDAP XPCOM SDK]- nsILDAPConnection: :Init should take an nsILDAPURL as a parameter instead of three others. [All]
  • #397135 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]- tree._ensureColumnOrder dies if no columns are defined [All]
  • #397288 [Core:GFX: Thebes]- Missing text without fallback from U+0000-00FF fast path when first font-family doesn’t have necessary glyphs [Lin]
  • #397296 [Firefox:Build Config]- Firefox builds need to use the current NSS CVS tag [All]
  • #397434 [Firefox:Phishing Protection]- Phishing update request is malformed [All]
  • #397518 [Core:MathML]-” ASSERTION: The block in an {ib} split shouldn’t be living inside an inline” with mathml [Mac]
  • #397796 [Toolkit:XULRunner]- Allow XULRunner apps to specify the name of xulrunner-stub via configure [All]
  • #398056 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]- symbolstore.py does not recognize srcdirs with SVN when using svn-ssh [Lin]
  • #398363 [Core:Widget]- Removing Cairo Checks in nsBaseDragService [All]
  • #398512 [Core:Widget: Gtk]- crash on shutdown and before restart (gdk_display_close) with gtk xim module [Lin]
  • #399048 [Core:Security: UI]- Add accesskeys to all buttons, make Get Certificate the default button (Add Exception dialog) [All]
  • #399050 [Firefox:Download Manager]- directories created with wrong permissions [Lin]
  • #399136 [Directory:LDAP XPCOM SDK]- 396745 broke nsLDAPChannel.cpp [Lin]
  • #399259 [Firefox:Form Manager]- Form manager shouldn’t cache Login Manager service at startup. [All]
  • #399354 [Core:SVG]- Some SVG filters not checking in2 requirement [Lin]
  • #399440 [Firefox:Menus]- Work offline menu has incorrect state after cancelled request to go offline in sub windows [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #398156 [Core:Disability Access APIs]- Several wairole to ATK object attributes missing [Lin]
  • #398807 [Firefox:Session Restore]- session restore accounts for 2-3% of talos pageload (make it faster) [All]
  • #399542 [Core:ImageLib]- libpng 1.2.21 update broke a unit test [All]
  • #388564 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- [RFE] JavaScript Tracing Framework [Sol]
  • #391584 [Core:Selection]- double-clicking a word followed by link selects the first word of the link text [Win]
  • #393928 [Core:Plug-ins]- Let Java applets be scriptable through NPRuntime as well. (make OJI obsolete) [All]
  • #397783 [Core:Layout]- Remove lots of redundant nsISupportsArray include/forward definitions from content [All]
  • #399376 [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees]- Trees don’t crop cells properly if the header is hidden [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #333965 [Firefox:Places]- Places’ search feature hangs [Win]
  • #337761 [Core:XPCOM]- Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • #339804 [Firefox:General]- Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • #385245 [Firefox:Places]- history sidebar very slow (way slower than fx2) [All]
  • #386343 [Firefox:General]- Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • #388209 [Firefox:Places]- bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • #389131 [Other Applications:Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • #394079 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • #394910 [Firefox:Download Manager]- The download always goes to browser. download. lastDir when browser. download.use DownloadDir is false [Win]
  • #395534 [Firefox:Download Manager]-browser. download.lastDir is ignored when right-clicking and “Save Link As …” when browser. download. useDownloadDir is true. [Win]
  • #398085 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Crash on Load [@ js_Interpret] [All]
  • #398346 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Opening/closing toolbar customize breaks the location bar [All]
  • #398551 [Firefox:Download Manager]- Since checkin for bug 396477 it is impossible to download tar.gz or tar.bz2 files. [Lin]
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    Firefox Mobile vs. Opera Mobile

    By | October 11, 2007 | 3 Comments

    Firefox Mobile vs. Opera MobileYou might think that it’s too early to write topics like “Firefox Mobile vs. Opera Mobile” (but it’s not), I bet there would be pretty much of them really soon.

    We don’t have many details about Firefox Mobile, however, I think that Opera’s Mobile team should be worried already, not because of the features but because Firefox Mobile will be free open-source mobile web browser while Opera Mobile isn’t free or either an open source product.

    Lets’ check finances. Opera Mobile makes good money for the Opera Software. How will it affect Opera’s earnings after Firefox Mobile release? No one knows yet.

    Opera Software already made a mistake once; Opera was a paid browser some time ago, later they have decided to make it free, “bit too late” I would say. As a result, Opera’s market share is still very low; some still thinks that Opera is a paid browser. What about Opera Mobile? Will they make it free as Firefox Mobile is coming? Or will they wait till Firefox Mobile is being released so could see if it’s a “real” competitor or not? Let’s sit and wait.

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    It’s Official! Firefox Mobile

    By | October 10, 2007 | 9 Comments

    Firefox MobileAre you excited? It’s just been announced. There were a plenty of rumors regarding Firefox Mobile and now it’s official. Mozilla are developing Firefox for mobile phone which should be released till the end of this year. Like original Firefox it will be open-source software and that means a lot to developers and users as well. As for now there are still not many details known, Firefox Mobile will be able to run Firefox extensions on the mobile phone and the fact that many people already joined Mozilla in order to help build the best mobile web browser.

    Should Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, iPhone Web Browser and Microsoft Deepfish developers be worried already?

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    Firefox 2.0.0.8 Soon To Come

    By | October 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Firefox 2.0.0.8Firefox 2.0.0.8 should be released within a week but might be delayed a bit as well. As schedule says:

  • Code Freeze: 10/3 (end of day)
  • First Candidates Available: 10/5 (Fri)
  • Final release scheduled: 10/16 (Tue)
  • Firefox 2.0.0.8 should be yet another great release by Firefox team. We are waiting…

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 10 05 Released

    By | October 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 Alpha 9Yet another day and yet another Firefox 3 build from its developers team. While it’s still really long time to go, it’s good to see that with every day they Firefox 3 becomes more and more “polished”. Latest build changelog:

    Fixed:

  • #384304 [Firefox:Startup and Profile System]- /usr/bin/firefox is not able to handle symlinks due to error in script [Lin]
  • #395138 [Firefox:File Handling]- show types set to “always ask” in Applications prefpane [All]
  • #395689 [Core:XSLT]- XML pretty print leaks [Mac]
  • #397749 [Core:SVG]- New style nsSVGAngle [All]
  • #398360 [Firefox:General]- speed up onSecurityChange [All]
  • #398394 [Firefox:Places]-[places] add “match” label to places search builder [All]
  • #398471 [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- Widgets translated incorrectly when there is a complex transform. [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #380901 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Release SpiderMonkey 1.7 [All]
  • #387480 [Core:Security: UI]- Support network-fetched cert import in Web Sites tab of Cert Mgr [Mac]
  • #393757 [Core:Style System (CSS)]- Don’t report CSS style errors for identifiers designated as vendor-specific [All]
  • #394483 [Core:File Handling]- web-based protocol handlers don’t work in certain situations [All]
  • #397690 [Firefox:Preferences]- Handler apps display as executables rather than full application name [All]
  • #387996 [Firefox:Places]- add a “Places” folder to the bookmarks menu, populated with smart folders [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #333965 [Firefox:Places]- Places’ search feature hangs [Win]
  • #337761 [Core:XPCOM]- Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • #339804 [Firefox:General]- Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • #385245 [Firefox:Places]- history sidebar very slow (way slower than fx2) [All]
  • #386343 [Firefox:General]- Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • #388209 [Firefox:Places]- bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • #389131 [Other Applications:Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • #394079 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • #394910 [Firefox:Download Manager]- The download always goes to browser.download.lastDir when browser. download. Use DownloadDir is false [Win]
  • #395534 [Firefox:Download Manager]- browser. download.l astDir is ignored when right-clicking and “Save Link As …” when browser. download. useDownloadDir is true. [Win]
  • #397012 [Firefox:Menus]-menus won’t close on second click [Win]
  • #398085 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Crash on Load [@ js_Interpret] [All]
  • #398346 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Opening/closing toolbar customize breaks the location bar [All]
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    Extend Firefox 2 Add-Ons Contest

    By | October 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox ContestAre you ready to win some great prizes? What you will need to do? What are those great prizes? Everything is really simple; you will have to develop an add-on for Firefox 2 web browser. Anything else? No, that’s all! Just an add-on and you might get one of the great prizes.

    Three Grand Prize winners will each receive an Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit, including:

  • Travel and accomodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner’s choice, anywhere in the world
  • Development gear, including a brand new 15″ Macbook Pro with VMware Fusion and ActiveState Komodo
  • 1 Year Unlimited Access subscription to O’Reilly’s Safari Library
  • Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, mugs and more
  • Twelve Runner-Up Prize winners will each receive a Firefox Pack, including:

  • Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, and more
  • ActiveState Komodo, mug, and t-shirt
  • A $200 Gift Certificate for O’Reilly Books
  • All qualified entrants will receive, while supplies last, a Limited Edition Extend Firefox T-Shirt.

    This edition of the Extend Firefox contest will run until 11:59pm pacific time on December 31st, 2007. Winners will be announcement on about January 15th, 2007.

    See more details here. Are you ready to win?

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    2007 September Browsers Market Share Results

    By | October 1, 2007 | 6 Comments

    2007 September Browsers Market Share ResultsIt’s time for yet another post about web browsers market share. You may check August results here.

    It’s the second month since Internet Explorer is losing its market share. This time it felt from 78.68% to 77.86% (0.82% decrease).

    What about Firefox? Good news for Firefox fans, this web browser managed to increase its market share from 14.56% to 14.88% (0.32% increase). Maybe will reach 15% soon. Who knows…

    Safari is doing very well. Actually it managed to increase its market share from 4.68% to 5.07% (0.39% increase) and reached 5% of the market share. Congratulations.

    Opera continues to lose its market share since July, even Opera 9.5 Alpha release haven’t increased it’s market share. This time it felt yet another 0.01%, from 0.88% to 0.87% (0.01% decrease).

    Netscape slightly increased its market share after the previous 0.04% drop. From 0.71% to 0.72% (0.01% increase).

    While Opera doing not so well, Opera Mini as always continues to increase its market share from 0.27% to 0.39% (0.12% increase).

    That’s all.

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    Market Share 2007 August

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