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

By | September 6, 2007

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


  • [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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