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

By | September 1, 2007

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:


  • [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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