- Switched to using nsIRegistry instead of libreg/ directly.
Thanks to Nicholas Ambrose
- is now Threadsafe
- RDF is now scriptable via XPIDL. Documentation forthcoming.
- New utility "rdfcat" (Win32/Unix only) for validating RDF/XML.
- FTP data source was added. Note that FTP is limping along on
Windows, but currently crashes on Mac (haven't tried it on Unix)...
it isn't a problem with the FTP datasource, but with FTP in Netlib.
Also, with the current implementation of Netlib, we can't specify
that we want output in HTTP-INDEX format as it only returns HTML,
so at the moment the FTP datasource is doing a simple parse of
the HTML. Once Netlib changes, we'll change the FTP datasource
over to using HTTP-INDEX which is the way to go.
- the Bookmarks datasource now imports "IE Favorites". This works
great on Mac as IE stores its favorites in a HTML file. On Windows,
they are stored inside a directory and, due to a bug in nsFileSpec,
access to Favorites won't work.
- the Find datasource works, but to see it in action at the moment
you need to edit sidebar.xul. Find the line that starts with "
and swap the references to "rdf:find" and "rdf:files" so that
"rdf:files" is first and "rdf:find" is second. (Note that this
change prevents the file system datasource from working properly
at the moment.) Run apprunner, load in "resource:/res/rdf/sidebar.xul"
and open up the "Sample Find Queries" folder to see some examples.
Obviously, all the bugs and gotchas need to be fixed... but its
nice to see more datasources working again with RDF.
Other interesting tidbits:
- We added an implementation of URL shortcuts or nicknames (or
whatever they'll end up being called.) Basically, any bookmarked
URL can have a nickname assigned to it in bookmarks.html. Enter
the nickname into the location bar and the real URL will be loading
The M4 milestone is fast approaching.
Here are the events expected to take place over the next couple
- Last of the feature and bug fixing work for M4 continues
from now until Tues 12:00 midnight.
- Tree won't be closed over the weekend, but automated 8:00a
builds will kick off Saturday and Sunday as additional sanity
- On Tuesday afternoon engineering leads will convene to
update status on which M4 features and infrastructure tasks will
be completed for M4, or moved to a future milestone.
Preliminary M4 feature and infrastructure task list have been
posted at on mozilla.org under project
- On Wed. afternoon we need to be bouncing off zarro
M4 bugs. Great progress has been made in the last couple
of days. Since Tuesday we are down from 608 to 498 open M4 bugs.
Only critical bugs that will affect a wide number of engineers
and testers working on the seamonkey project should hold up the
M4 release should be mark Target Milestone M4 by Wed. morning.
- Wed. afternoon we will look at testing results on the
Wed. morning build, the open bug list and figure out the
schedule for branchingthe tree for M4 builds and reopening the
- Thursday we will start making release notes. Add comments
to the m4
release note bug if you have additions to the release
- Contact email@example.com
to get on the porting notes page for M4.
Troy writes in with this update:
"Not much in the way of status. We're all working on bug
fixing and any final feature work. I'm working on :before and
:after pseudo-elements (generated content), which has been a widely
Phil Peterson has news regarding the Mail/News client:
- Ported IMAP parser
- IMAP cross-thread and events code mostly done
- IMAP URL and factory done
- Worked on message threading code
- Lots of work bringing up the Linux build and Mac build of
mail/news. Linux is up, and Mac is real close.
- First life of message copying to/from local mail folders
- Worked on multiple identities
- Landed new MIME emitter code to put the message headers into
XML and put them in a different web shell from the message body.
Footprint watch - Looks like the footprint is inflated by
two static libraries with which a lot of our code links.
- M4. Updated milestone info coming soon.
- Ongoing work in message threading, IMAP, views, news
- Cross-component (mail, editor, browser) tiger teams for key
pieces such as dialog boxes, app cores, preferences, etc.
- xplib.lib, which is swamped by all of the old XP_GetString
resources. I would have thought that /mozilla/lib/xp/ shouldn't
be used in the new mozilla (only in the old "classic" code).
Is this right?
- mork.lib, which is presumably going to migrate to a DLL soon.
Mail/News disk footprint (optimized
code on Win32)
What is it?
How big is it?
||Main mail/news stuff (app core,
data sources, DB code, etc.)
||POP3, local mail
||NNTP and newsgroups
||app core for message composition
||MIME converter for vCal
||MIME converter for vCard
||Generates HTML based on MIME structure
||Generates XML based on MIME structure
- We survived the layoff intact.
- The layoff cost us one of our most valued testers, Greg Lynn.
- Completed XP, Mac and Windows-specific work on Clipboard,
and added it to AppRunner so it can be conditionally built. (rods,
- Added "OpenWindow" support to the AppRunner. (rods)
- Cleaned up toolbox to do reflow better and handle borders
- Checked in KeyBind Manager XP code, and are now hooking it
into menu code on all platforms. (sdagley, saari)
- Adapted nsIFileWidget to support GetFile with an nsFileSpec
instead of an nsString so files will work properly on all platforms.
- Windows can now be sized and given border titles from XUL.
This is preliminary work and wants adjustment (titles should be
affected by the main HTML content's <title> attribute) and
window sizing wants to be much more clever. But it works
for now. Bugs have been filed for these shortcomings.
- Posted an initial Configurable
- Implemented chrome URLS. (hyatt)
- Implemented the chrome registry. (hyatt)
- Fixed a few M4 bugs.
- Interviewed Stuart Parmenter (aka Pavlov, the GTK module owner)
for possible openings in the late spring or summer. Consensus
is positive, so follow-up interviews will be happening on Tuesday.
- Get keybinding working and checked in on all platforms. (saari)
- Complete File Dialog wrapper for Windows. (rods)
- Drag & Drag infrastructure. (rods)
- Make programmatic window Close work on Windows and Linux.
- Get windows onto the UI thread. (danm)
- Finish clipboard support on GTK. (mcafee)
- Connect streams to XUL. (scc)
- Open/Save file, choose folder dialogs. (sdagley)
- XP Scrollbar widget. (evaughan)
- Work on persistence of XUL. (hyatt)
- Tree instability, horkage and regressions are once again taking
up too much time, delaying development work.
- Scott Collins is now working onsite, and will be for the next
- SDagley and DanM will be on vacation next week.