Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (29 Aug 2007)

By | August 29, 2007

FirefoxAre you ready for another Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 nightly build? This nightly build fixes 25 various bugs and is can be downloaded here. So enough chit-chat. Let’s see this build changelog now.


  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Active Accessibility: unable to get keyboard shortcut for Tree Item node [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Need for em:target Application marker for “the toolkit” [All]
  • [Core:Security: CAPS]-xpconnect getters/setters don’t have principals until after they pass or fail their security check [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Use nsAutoTArrays to avoid memory allocation in gfxWindowsFonts.cpp [Win]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Crash reporter client app should be named other than “crashreporter” [Mac]
  • [Toolkit:Storage]-mozStorageValueArray only asserts on out of bounds (and other cleanup) [All]
  • [Core:Layout]-Crash [@ nsTextFrameUtils::TransformText] with inline-table, floating first-letter and direction: rtl [All]
  • [Firefox:OS Integration]-XPCOMUtilify nsSetDefaultBrowser [All]
  • [Core:Editor]-Crash [@ IsBidiLeaf] with contentEditable, tables, dir=rtl [Mac]
  • [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]-Port badCertHandler to xpinstall [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-text-changed events incorrect for SHOW/HIDE events [All]
  • [Core:Networking: Cache]-“ASSERTION: nsCacheEntry HashTable not initialized” during shutdown [Mac]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets]-Listbox inside a grid collapses the row next to it [Mac]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets]-Opening a panel from within an oncommand handler of a menuitem fails [Mac]
  • [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]-Crash @nsInstall Trigger: :HandleContent when browsing directly to XPI file [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-getTextAtOffset() broken for all but the first line in a multi-line entry [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-When returning Focus to the Location bar after selecting a previously visited site, focus gets lost. [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-select “save to disk” for PDF, not downloaded or saved; NS_ERROR_FILE_UNRECOGNIZED_PATH [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Accel+D / Bookmarks Menu-> Bookmark this page should default to the bookmarks menu [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-IA2 methods returning S_FALSE on success [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Download Manager does not appear when saving files [Win]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-“readDownloadDirPref is not a function” when changing the default download directory ( [All]
  • [Core:Plug-ins]-Stop some special casing for applets in nsDOMClassInfo [All]
  • [Core:Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic]-Remove unused arguments from nsBidiPresUtils [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming

  • [Core:DOM: Events]-OnFocus fires twice when window restored [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-New starring, bookmarking and tagging UI [All]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPDGlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-select listboxes have erroneous internal padding [Mac]
  • 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]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Increased GDI usage (leading to repainting problems) when viewing sites with lots of images [Win]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Breakpad doesn’t write minidumps on Windows 2000 (old DbgHelp.dll) [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Profile Manager starts then hangs – dialog box not appearing [Vista]
  • [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:Menus]-Bookmarks Menu – dropmarker missing [Win]
  • [Core:Plug-ins]-Disable then Enable plugin requires a page refresh to activate [Win]
  • [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]
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