Category: Firefox

Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (5 Sep 2007)

By | September 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

FirefoxYet another nightly build from Firefox developers with more bug fixes.

Fixed:

  • [Firefox:Password Manager]- replace modal pre-submit save password dialog with post-submit bar [All]
  • [Core:Keyboard: Navigation]- Should css scrollable areas without scrollbars be tabbable? [All]
  • [Core:XPCOM]-do_ Get FastLoad Service should use ns Get Service ByCID [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- occasionally lose caret in text fields and url bar (focus issues after cocoa widgets enabled) [Mac]
  • [Core:Printing]-Crash [@ ns PrintEngine: :Document Ready For Printing] with testcase that sets print preview, then reloads the page [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-implement nsI Access Node: :scrollToPoint [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- remove unused globalItemList* strings from mozilla/ toolkit /locales /en-US /chrome /mozapps /extensions /extensions. properties [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]- GetChildAtPoint() fails for scrolled content [All]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]- SetupExtraData should create “Crash Reports” dir if it doesn’t exist [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus]- Menubar menus flicker when they are opened/closed [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]- text-changed: delete event details no longer correct effective 26th July build [All]
  • [Core:Plug-ins]- Java plugin doesn’t stay disabled on restart when disabled via plugin manager [All]
  • [Core:Networking]- https add-on install from filepicker crashes [@ net_Get URL SpecFromFile] [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [All]
  • [Core:File Handling]- move RDF code from ns External Helper App Service to ns Handler Service [All]
  • [Firefox:File Handling]- auto-add preferred handler to possible handlers when retrieving them [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus]- Add cycle collection to XUL PopupListener [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Extension incompatible message states Gecko Toolkit which users may find confusing [All]
  • Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]- Cannot successfully subscribe to RSS feed in Outlook 2007 from Firefox [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- 0 byte downloads don’t appear in download manager [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- show notification using nsIAlertService when extension updates are available. [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-”ASSERTION: Item was successful, but node from collection was null!” involving DOMNodeRemoved event [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- NS_ ERROR_ ILLEGAL_ VALUE calling nsIExtensionManager.update when profile updates [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]- cache event listener manager when dispatching events [All]
  • [Core:DOM]-Inline May Dispatch Mutation Event [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Info bubble for just-completed downloads says “Wednesday, December 31, 1969 6:00 PM” [All]
  • [Core:Event Handling]-Crash [@ nsGeneric HTML Element: :SetElementFocus] with kbd focus, onbeforecopy removing window [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- clean up extensions.css [All]
  • [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Too- much- native- recursion crash with getter, evalcx [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:Style System (CSS)]- consistently use NS_THEME_NONE [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget]-with gfx.color_management turned ON inconsistent behaviour for selection colours [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Remove unused code from plugins landing [All]
  • [Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]- non well-formed feed breaks UI [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]- Asserts on redoing totally empty line. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: HTML Frames]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: Already have an undisplayed context entry for aContent” with multiple body elements and position:absolute in iframe [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]- Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
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    Web Browsers Speed Tests – How Fast Opera 9.5 Is?

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Want to know more about web browsers speed? Which one of them is the fastest one? Nontroppo.org was testing Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Firefox 3 Alpha 7, Safari Beta 3.0.2, Opera 9.23 and Opera 9.5 Alpha.

    See results here.

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    Firefox First Run Page… Come On

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxSome time ago I’ve reviewed 4 web browsers home pages and compared their web design, Firefox was the winner. This time I have some critics regarding Firefox “first run” page. Come on, this is not professional. How come that Mozilla’s Web Designers Team (or something like that) can’t make pictures look good? I had no troubles doing that.

    Firefox First Run
    Left side – Mozilla’s Web Designers Team
    Right side – FavBrowser.com, Me.

    I think that their buttons background is ugly. There are smarter ways to reduce pictures size without losing so much of their quality.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (4 Sep 2007)

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxHello Everyone,
    Every day (even on weekends) Firefox team is working hard to give us their latest web browser version, fixes lots of bugs and adding and/or polishing new features. We have another nightly release from them today as well.

    Fixes:

  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees]-Items in trees has a cropped right-margin [All]
  • [Core:Internationalization]-Line Breaking with Pango/Uniscribe [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Disable insecure extension updates by default [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Browser hangs mixing filters and text [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Remove overrides from extensions.xml [All]
  • [Core:Security: PSM]-Add scriptable interface to verify digital signatures [All]
  • [Core:Layout]-Remove unused trimmed-space counting [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Add a get plugins link to the add-ons mgr. [All]
  • [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]-tree.xml: _reorderColumn should not fail in cases where the move and before columns are the same. [All]
  • [Core:Build Config]-Firefox confvars.sh includes xml-rpc as a default extension [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • [Core:X-remote]-Memory leak in XRemoteClient: :DoSend Command Line() [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- XPCOMUtilify Extension Manager [All]
  • [Core:Layout: Fonts and Text]-Inconsistent text-decoration positioning [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL]-”ASSERTION: post-reflow queues not empty” with xul:listboxbody and xul:text [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Aqua textfields – textarea, input type=”text” – do not accept padding. [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]-Crash [@ nsIFrame: :Invalidate] with object, positioning and bidi character [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-”ASSERTION: Textrun was not completely removed from the cache” with non-breaking hyphen [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Bookmarks menu opens wrong bookmark [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]-non well-formed feed breaks UI [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]-Asserts on redoing totally empty line. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: HTML Frames]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: Already have an undisplayed context entry for aContent” with multiple elements and position: absolute in iframe [All]
  • [Core:XSLT]-numerous xslt leaks visiting http://www.metacafe.com [Lin]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications: Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]- Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]- Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIF Decoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
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    Firefox 3 Receives Remember Password Upgrade

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox 3 team keeps releasing new Firefox 3 nightly builds with new features and/or fixes. This time they’ve upgraded “remember password” feature, once you enter your details and trying to login, Firefox 3 will ask either if you want to remember those details or not. So no more accidently saved invalid passwords, now you’ve got a plenty of time to think before clicking “Remember” if entered details were correct or not.

    Firefox Remember Password

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (2 Sep 2007)

    By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxYet another new nightly build from Firefox team, they are working on weekends too. This build fixes a total of 3 bugs:

  • [Firefox:Places]-Implement “Save this Search” [All]
  • [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]-general.xml cleanup [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-nsNSElementTearoff should participate in cycle collection [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:XSLT]-numerous xslt leaks visiting metacafe.com [Lin]
  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • And contains same regressions/annoying/common bugs as in the previous build.

    Download from here.

    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (1 Sep 2007)

    By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox team just can’t stop working. Recently they have released a very first September nightly build. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 1 Sep 2007. Let’s check the changelog.

    Fixed:

  • [Firefox:Password Manager]- replace modal pre-submit save password dialog with post-submit bar [All]
  • [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]- Blocked XPI install should have allow once feature [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-live bookmarks should only refresh when browser is active [All]
  • [Core:History: Session]-[FIX] Restore events may not be revoked when a new load happens [All]
  • [Firefox:Menus]-Tools menu leaks Clear Private Data label [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Phishing Protection]- let malware checking block page loads [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-the location bar dropdown should show a star next to bookmarked results [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Add favicons on recently closed tabs list [All]
  • [Core:Networking: HTTP]- prefetch- related leak loading firefox google start page [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Improve filter architecture [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]-Crash [@ PresShell: :ResizeReflow] with onbeforecut removing element, iframe and position: fixed [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- double clicking the url in the location bar looks like it places the text in the X selection but doesn’t [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-Security pref pane’s last groupbox is partially cutoff [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Enum mapping for marker incorrect [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon in url autocomplete results shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD Global Object leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
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    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox

    By | September 1, 2007 | 9 Comments

    FirefoxIt’s time for my final “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” post. Firstly it was Internet Explorer, then Opera and now… Firefox. For obvious reasons I won’t post “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Safari” as Safari 3 is still a beta. I hope that you enjoyed those posts, sooner or later I will come back to this “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” posts again. Till then I hope that most of those reasons and/or problems/annoyances will be fixed soon. And here it comes…

    1. Firefox needs to be restarted after each add-on and/or theme installation.
    2. It has very less features so you have to install dozens of add-ons. Why I don’t like to install add-ons? See 1′st reason.
    3. Poor download manager.
    4. Sometimes happens when I click back (why can’t it just BACK?).

    Firefox Error

    5. I don’t know why but Firefox team ignores some of the security issues. Do you like that?

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (31 Aug 2007)

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxYet another weekly build from Firefox team. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8. As you can see from the changelog there are still so many bugs, but that’s why this is an alpha version. Changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Core:Layout]-BandRect.mFrames should be created as an nsAutoVoidArray [All]
  • [Firefox:Bookmarks]-Bookmarks menus should be sticky (should remain open in some cases) [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-SVG image has no horizontal scrollbar [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Extension Manager. prototype._shutdown shouldn’t call gOS.removeObserver(this, “profile-after-change”) unless ExtensionManager.prototype. observe(subject, “app-startup”, data) has been called [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Deadlock when _win32_scaled_font_create fails and calls cairo_scaled_font_destroy [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Simplify SVG frame initialization [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-DM should restore the database state gracefully after a crash [All]
  • [Core:XPCOM]-ASSERTION: should not have buffer of zero size [@nsTArray base: :EnsureCapacity] [Mac]
  • [Core:SVG]-Incorrect gradient transform inside filter [Lin]
  • [Core:Networking: Cache]-”ASSERTION: AtomImpl not thread-safe” within nsCacheMetaData::MetaElement: :~MetaElement [Mac]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Form to file a bug is missing from MSAA tree [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Some values of pointer-events not working [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Bookmarks “star” panel should capture keyboard shortcuts [Mac]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-native system colors on windows are in monitor color space [Win]
  • [Core:Editor]-[FIX]typing text on last line and pressing enter moves cursor below bottom of text box [All]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Assertion: What’s this case?: ‘result == 0 || result == 1′ in gfxFont configUtils when different fonts have a common family name [Lin]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Warnings when accessible relations queried [All]
  • [Toolkit:Storage]-Add a closeDatabase() method to mozStorage [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-remove unnecessary docshell usage from cocoa menu impl [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Session Restore]-”quit” should be capitalized in “Save and quit” option of session restore dialog [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-UI to provide access to extension options from app options cut off [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Check for updates is offering incompatible updates [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD GlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2::DoLzw] [Win]
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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (30 Aug 2007)

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxTried Opera Mini Beta 2 already? It’s time to move on then as there is another nightly build from Firefox team. It’s Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 30 Aug 2007. There are still many bugs in this version but it’s not a final release, Firefox team is working and trying to fix all of them. Now straight to the point, changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Core:DOM]-support document.element FromPoint(x,y) [All]]
  • [Firefox:Migration]-Importing bookmarks from Opera does not work [Win]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-send time-since-last-crash with crash report [All]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-Provide access to extension options from app options. [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-New starring, bookmarking and tagging UI [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-append the default bookmarks when first run migration from IE, Opera, Safari, etc. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: Fonts and Text]-”layout.word_select. stop_at_ punctuation” preference no longer works [Lin]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Pass aExtraState as nsnull to GetFinalState() if not needed [All]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Can’t “View image” moz-icon: images [Lin]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Don’t do ARGB->RGBA translation in nsClipboard.mm [Mac]
  • [Toolkit:XRE Startup]-Trunk builds on Mac do not quit from menu after first window is closed [Mac]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Console warning in nsAccessible: :GetFinalState() appears to be a real bug [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-GetARIAState() called twice when we get a state [All]
  • [Other Applications:DOM Inspector]-panel toolbar issues [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloading files can randomly fail. [Win]
  • [Other Applications:DOM Inspector]-Opening DOM inspector enables accessibility globally [Lin]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:Editor]-[FIX]typing text on last line and pressing enter moves cursor below bottom of text box [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- select listboxes have erroneous internal padding [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPDGlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]-Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • Download now.

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