Category: Firefox

Firefox 3, February 1st Release

By | February 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 BetaYet another Firefox nightly build (2008 02 01) was just released. This is not a final release, use it on your own risk.

Bugs fixed

  • #353962 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – Firefox 2.0 often hangs in Intel Mac OS X 10.4.7 [Mac]
  • #354135 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – jsxml.c does not check for too deep recursion [All]
  • #374040 [Core:Internationalization] – nsIScriptable DateFormat does not work as expected with dateFormatLong [Lin]
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    600 000 000 Add-on Downloads Reached

    By | January 31, 2008 | 1 Comment

    600 000 000 Add-on Downloads ReachedSome numbers today on the news. Blog of Metrics today announced that addons.mozilla.org reached 600 000 000 add-on downloads. The website currently receives around 1 million downloads per day and should reach 1 000 000 000 really soon.

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    Firefox 2.0.0.12 to Fix Chrome Protocol Directory Traversal Vulnerability

    By | January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

    Firefox 2.0.0.12The upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.12 release will fix this flaw. It affects extensions (more than 600) which are installed as a set of uncompressed files instead of widely used .jar files.

    Issue
    A vulnerability in the chrome protocol scheme allows directory traversal when a “flat” add-on is present resulting in potential information disclosure.

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    14 Popular Web Browsers Toolbars Reviewed

    By | January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

    Randfish from SEOMoz.org reviewed a total of 14 popular web browsers toolbars. Review includes: “The Google Toolbar”, “The Yahoo! Toolbar”, “The Microsoft Live Search Toolbar”, “The Ask.com Toolbar” and more.

    Click to read “14 Popular Browser Toolbars Reviewed – The Worthwhile and the Worthless” article by randfish.

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    Mouseless Browsing with Firefox

    By | January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Mouseless Browsing with FirefoxIf you are using a laptop most of your time, don’t have any mouse plugged and have to use a touch pad (which is not so comfortable) you may find this Firefox add-on (by Rudolf Noe) very useful.

    What does it do?

    Mouseless Browsing (MLB) means id-based browsing. Major goal of this extension is to enable browsing only by using the numpad keys…

    Interesting? You can read more about it and download here.

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    2007 December Browsers Market Share Results

    By | January 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

    2007 December Browsers Market Share Results It’s time for the December, 2007 web browsers market share report. See November stats here.
    As you will see in this graph, there are some noticeable changes for the Opera web browsers. Not sure why, but both of them (Opera and Opera Mini) got slightly different values than they should. It’s the second month, so not sure if it’s a bug. However, we have keep going and post what we know.

    Yet another bad month for the Internet Explorer. This time it felt from 77.35% to 76.04% (1.31% decrease).

    Firefox market share continues growing and might reach 20% very soon, they have increased its market share by 0.79%: from 16.01% to 16.80%. Continue Reading

    How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and Thunderbird

    By | January 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

    How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and ThunderbirdA few weeks ago Netscape announced that they won’t be developing any new Netscape Navigator releases in the near future. As this web browser is really similar to Firefox, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably move to Firefox.

    If you are using Navigator and would like to know more about migrating from it to Firefox, there’s a nice tutorial called “Migrating from Netscape to Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird” in their blog. Hope you will find it useful. Continue Reading

    New Firefox Campaign – It’s Just Wrong

    By | January 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

    Firefox MarketingThere’s a video which should do some kind of marketing I guess (and it really does):

    So according to that video, Firefox users compared to IE users are:

    14% less likely to have sleeping disorders
    67% more likely to go mountain biking
    40% less likely to be widowed Continue Reading

    Netscape Navigator Leaves Web Browsers Industry

    By | December 29, 2007 | 8 Comments

    Netscape Navigator Dead SkullSeems everyone is talking about that right now. You got it right. According to the article (posted in Netscape blog), after February 1’st, AOL won’t be developing any further Netscape Navigator releases. The browser will be left on its own fate. Eh… Remember old times?

    Netscape Navigator Dead
    Netscape Navigator Market Share

    It was the world’s most popular web browser and now its over. Internet Explorer will be next? I bet it will, I bet it will. If Microsoft will continue to use same “logic” while developing IE, someday you might see similar topic like this, just about Internet Explorer.

    As for now, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably switch to Firefox and increase its market share.

    That’s it. Check Netscape Navigator at Wikipedia if you want to remember old times.

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    Firefox 3 Pre Beta 2 2007 15 05 Released

    By | December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 3 Beta 2 is expected to be released in late December, as for now, here’s another nightly build from Firefox team, which is working on weekends too. This nightly introduces lots of fixes, so let’s proceed with the changelog, shall we?

    Fixed

  • 258405 [Firefox:Toolbars] – New measure to prevent XUL spoofing also allows other custom toolbars to appear, not only the location bar. [All]
  • 342504 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Tab is blanked when clicking an anchor link identical to the current url [All]
  • 365851 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – get/set/ call optimizations [All]
  • 396930 [Core:Disability Access APIs] – giving focus to tree before its populated crashes Thunderbird [@ nsUInt32Array: :GetAt] [Lin]
  • 398907 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Firefox saves wrong window restore size while closing a maximized window. [Win]
  • 399746 [Firefox:Page Info] – Exception… “‘[JavaScript Error: "gImage View.data[i] has no properties” {file: “chrome://browser/ content/ pageinfo/ pageInfo.js” line: 554}]’ when calling method: [nsIDOM NodeFilter: :acceptNode]” [All]
  • 401247 [Firefox:Places] – Assertion Failed (assert: null node) when middle-clicking on blank space in Bookmarks Toolbar [All]
  • 403691 [Core:Security: PSM] – unable to display decoded policies extension in certs from https://www.digicert.com [All]
  • 403830 [Core:DOM] – Use arena pools and a separate heap for content [Win]
  • 404894 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets] – Text in disabled xul should be grayed [Mac]
  • 406194 [Firefox:Places] – Rich url bar keeps old scroll position even on new input [All]
  • 406230 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Vertically align download icons in the center [All]
  • 406790 [Toolkit:Microformats] – Add support for an option to show/hide hidden microformats [All]
  • 407044 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Download manager should use more Linux stock icons [Lin]
  • 407193 [Firefox:Preferences] – Restore animate FadeIn behavior for Mac prefpanes (revert fix for bug 394881) [Mac]
  • 407286 [Firefox:Places] – ExpireItems (EXPIRATION _COUNT _PER _RUN) takes about 700ms (down from 8 seconds) but could be faster? [All]
  • 407292 [Firefox:Places] – When adding a bookmark with no title, we should use the uri as the title [All]
  • 407421 [Core:XP Miscellany] – [FIX]Named windows/tabs are randomly targeted from windows that target them [All]
  • 407540 [Firefox:Places] – Tags checked when they are created for a different bookmark [Mac]
  • 407655 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Reorganize download context menus [All]
  • 407788 [Core:Security: UI] – polish Delete Server Certificate Exceptions dialog [Win]
  • 408135 [Core:Layout] – nsCSSRuleProcessor: :GetRuleCascade does unnecessary array churning [All]
  • 408214 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration] – crash reporter sending random “Name” field [Win]
  • 408295 [Core:Style System (CSS)] – avoid temporary arrays when cascading style rules [All]
  • 408316 [Firefox:Places] – License header in the middle of browser.js [All]
  • 408322 [Firefox:Places] – right click, bookmark this link doesn’t bookmark the link [All]
  • 408356 [Firefox:Build Config] – Removed deprecated MathML fonts on update and pave-over install [All]
  • 408359 [Firefox:Password Manager] – P assword Manager dialog’s Show/Hide Passwords button does not have an access key [All]
  • 408368 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – Suboptimal code in array_sort implementation [All]
  • 408373 [Firefox:Password Manager] – Typo in a comment in nsLogin Manager Prompter.js [All]
  • 408403 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Use QI tables for document classes [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming

  • 404530 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Make use of GTK stock icons in more places [Lin]
  • 407415 [Core:GFX: Thebes] – NaNs in gfx*Font with font-size:0 and font-size-adjust [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs

  • 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]
  • 400075 [Core: ImageLib] – long delays painting the app when it’s brought to the foreground. [Win]
  • 402348 [Firefox: Tabbed Browser] – popup statusbar notification switches to incorrect tab when tab closed [All]
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