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

By | September 2, 2007

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.


  • [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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