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]
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    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Released

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2Good news everyone. Opera Mini team are happy to announce that Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 was just released. You may download it now from Opera Mini home page. This build introduces various bug fixes as well as new features. So let’s start from the beginning and see this, Beta 2 release changelog from Opera Mini Blog.

  • Added encryption
  • Added multi search, with shortcut: ‘#’+’9′
  • Added Create search from form field
  • Added Landscape mode, shortcut: ‘*’+’#’
  • Added support for small anti-aliased bitmap fonts
  • Added content folding
  • Simplified setup process
  • Improved image quality
  • Improved fit to width mode rendering
  • Simplified settings page
  • Added native blackberry menu
  • Allow Blackberries to accept the EULA via the menu
  • Fixed decoding of images that were skipped when partially above the window
  • Added clock adjustment setting
  • Changing the font size via settings now clears the document cache
  • Now saves full screen mode between sessions
  • Dialogs are now displayed with round corners and alpha channel overlay windows
  • Secure connections
  • Delayed randomess gathering for secure connections until first real page request
  • If you want more detailed changelog, be sure to check Daniel’s changelog post.

    I will get back to Oper Mini 4 Beta 2 review as soon as I will test it.

    Opera Mini 4 Features List.

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    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer

    By | August 30, 2007 | 9 Comments

    Internet ExplorerIt’s time for some critics I guess. There are more than just a 5 reasons of course. But thought to start something like “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like…” topic. Who knows, maybe it can help web browsers developers (or maybe not).

    1. It’s slow.
    2. Lot’s of bugs (insecure).
    3. Slow development.
    4. Only basic features.
    5. It doesn’t support web standards.

    Tomorrow I will be posting “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”, then “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” and so on.

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    Waiting For The Opera Mini 4 Beta 2

    By | August 30, 2007 | 5 Comments

    I guess everyone is refreshing my.opera.com web page every few minutes…

    Error

    And one more…

    Error 2

    This is my favorite one.

    Error 3 Opera

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    Waiting.

    Sony In The Partnership With Opera Software

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    BusinessOr Opera Software in the partnership with Sony? Sony Electronics made a deal with Opera Software and chose to use Opera browser for their new BRAVIA Internet Video Link. With this BRAVIA Internet Video Link (currently available in the USA only) you can watch internet video from various providers and as Sony says itself: “It’s like extra channels for your new HDTV.”

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

    By | August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

    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.

    Fixed

  • [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 (browser.download.dir) [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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    Opera 9.5, Next Tuesday

    By | August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5Opera 9.5 codename Kestrel Alpha will be released very soon. Actually Opera Desktop Team set to release it next Tuesday. Patience is a virtue. Let’s wait. Opera 9.5 will be a present to Jon S. von Tetzchner (Opera’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)), he is celebrating his 40 years old birthday today. We, FavBrowser.com community wish you all the best. Happy Birthday!

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    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 – Tomorrow

    By | August 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2So here you go, Opera Mini team tomorrow will be releasing Opera Mini 4 Beta 2. Developers promised new features, and as they say, some of them were added by Opera Mini users requests while other ones are completely new. As you know they haven’t just used Opera Mini 3 core, they rewrote it (bugs, bugs, bugs), this Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 also should be much faster as well.

    New features? RSS Feeds (not confirmed). I think this one will be added. Why it wasn’t added in the first Opera Mini 4 Beta then? It wasn’t finished.
    Opera Mini team also wrote that more than a few Opera Mini 3 features like secure connections and content folding wasn’t added in the first Beta release, but *some* of those features will be in the Beta 2.

    One more thing: This is not the last beta. We will have Opera Mini 4 Beta 3 as well. I respect this decision, we want to have stable and finished releases, even if that requires Beta 3 or even Beta 4.

    Download Opera Mini 4 Beta 1.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (28 Aug 2007)

    By | August 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxIt’s been just a few hours since I’ve posted about “Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (27 Aug 2007)”. I have more good news about Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8. 28 Aug 2007 build was just released. This nightly build fixes even more bugs than the previous one. Here’s what has been fixed:

  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Aqua menu-style selects supress background, but not foreground [Mac]
  • [Core:Style System (CSS)]-Loading gmail leaks nsCSSValuePair objects [Lin]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Listboxes cannot be styled [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Have the download manager store the referring uri when appropriate (and use it in the front end) [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-ASSERTION: nsMenuX: :AttributeChanged: WRITE SHOW CODE FOR SUBMENU [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Places]-places’ sqlite file can get overly large, do incremental vacuuming [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-inconsistent use of title / name in bookmarks UI [Win]
  • [Core:Layout: R & A Pos]-Clipped objects are sometimes not fully redrawn after clipping [Win]
  • [Core:GFX]-Full page zoom interacts badly with bfcache [All]
  • [Core:Layout]-Wrong menupopup positioning inside HTML table [Win]
  • [Core:Plug-ins]-nsNPObjWrapper: :GetNewOrUsed() removes PLDHash entries from the wrong table if OOM (JS) [All]
  • [Core:Build Config]-Upgrade Mozilla trunk to NSPR_HEAD_20070820 [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-New style nsSVGEnum [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-accesskey duplicates on advanced tab [All]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]-nsDOMPopupBlockedEvent leaks an nsWeakReference [Lin]
  • [Core:JavaScript Engine]-js1_5/Exceptions/ regress-121658.js – Out of memory [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-js error when I open the view menu in the places organizer (missing the view.sortBy.tags.* string properties) [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-”view | show columns | name” is not disabled [All]
  • [Core:General]-Excessive memory usage and hang when downloading from oldversion.com [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Stop setting the bookmarkFeedURI annotation on livemark children [Mac]
  • [Toolkit:Storage]-crash when I try to VACUUM (StorageUnicodeFunctions: :likeFunction() should handle null aArgv[0] and aArgv[1]) [Win]
  • And just a reminder: This is NOT a final version. It contains bugs, use it on your own risk.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (27 Aug 2007)

    By | August 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Pre Alpha 8Don’t you just love to install new web browsers builds? Yes, you do. Firefox team yesterday released their new Firefox 3 series build. It’s Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 20070828 (Trunk). So what does this new build brings? It’s alpha, so basically bug fixes, many of them were fixed. Here’s a full changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Core:General]-Mozilla runs at ~100% cpu usage after connection is interrupted or wakeup from hibernate or standby [Win]
  • [Code:Printing]-”print” prints blank pages (regression) [Lin]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Font preferences panel selects random fonts in cairo builds [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Tabbed Browser]-Winstripe background tabs polish [Win]
  • [Core:Layout]-Hang or crash when changing text dynamically with bidi and new textframe. [Lin]
  • [Core: Layout: Fonts and Text] -Trunk mac-only topcrash at const [Mac]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-firefox fail to render നെ (U+0D28 U+0D46 – Malayalam NA E) properly in തള്ളിയതിനെ [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Split PopupAutoComplete in three: UrlbarAutoComplete, SearchAutoComplete and ContentAutoComplete [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-getItemForID returns an empty nsIUpdateItem if the item doesn’t exist [All]
  • [Core:Layout: Floats]-[FIX]Crash [@ nsFrameConstructorState: :ProcessFrameInsertions] with float, XUL, block-in-inline [All]
  • [Core:Layout]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: assigning special sibling to other than first-in-flow!” with -moz-column, block-in-inline [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees]-Crash [@ nsRect::nsRect] with XUL [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: expected the float to be a child of the outer CB” and more with float, block-in-inline [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:Build Config]-Upgrade Mozilla trunk to NSPR_HEAD_20070820 [All]
  • [Core:Location Bar]-Enter key should only go to selected autocomplete item if was used to select item [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-New starring, bookmarking and tagging UI [All]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Many fonts and widgets do not display [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]
  • [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]
  • This is NOT a final build. Use it on your own risk.

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