- Thanks mostly to much needed volunteer help from Syd Logan,
we got modal dialogs working on Linux. (syd, rods, mcafee)
- Fixed 9 reported bugs (and some that weren't) in the last
week, see our Fixed
Bug List for details.
- Wrote and updated the Clipboard
Design document. (rods)
- Completed most all D&D tasks for XP and Windows, plus
Mac stubs, but with a few minor cleanups still left to do. (rods)
- nsCOMPtr'ed all the Clipboard and D&D code. (rods)
- Reworked all the key event handling code for Windows, it works
much better now. (rods)
- Removed a lot of old code MailAppCore, D&D interfaces,
- Implemented window.open, window.close, and other window.xxx()
- Fixed onload, onunload, onabort, and onerror so that they
work properly. Can't check in until M6 branch opens. (hyatt)
- Added support for event capture to the XUL document.
Can't check in until M6 branch opens. (hyatt)
- Added support for dynamic script addition of events to the
XUL document and XUL nodes. Can't check in until M6 branch
- Implemented the framework for the tracking of multiple content
webshells, so that a window.open can be made to open chrome (and
to specify the URLs to fill the content areas with). (hyatt)
- XUL from streams completed and checked in. (scc)
- Added slider, scrollbar, spinner, color and font picker stub
implementations to build and hooked them up to be instantiated
from XUL. (pinkerton)
- Completed a basic tab widget. (evaughan)
- Got clipboard working on Linux, plain-text only for now. (mcafee)
- Removed the old nsSelectionMgr interface for clipboard. (mcafee,
- Stop the WebShell from leaking. (scc, everyone else, maybe
- Fix other M5 bugs (all)
- Make modal windows modal, from a UI perspective, on Win32.
- Drag & Drop on Mac & Linux. (pinkerton, mcafee)
- Do some Purify-cation on Solaris.
- Current XPToolkit implementation has problems with reliable,
predictable DOM node sharing and persistance.
We need to add a XUL language feature for sharing, and a way to
distinguish persistance too. This will require massive changes
(~ 1 week) by Hyatt and Waterson, on a branch, early in M6.
- At the request of XPApps and other clients, we won't be checking
in accomplishment items (8), (9), and (10) above until immediately
after the tree branches for M6, since doing so would break a number
of dialogs in the product that have been built up around the nsIXULCallbacks
structure, which needs to go away. They need more time to move
their code to the new implementation.
- Steve Dagley will be taking over ownership of Mac NSPR issues,
at least while Gordon Sheridan is working on Necko. (sdagley)
- Making progress on window-related issues has been made more
difficult due to some XPToolkit client implementations depending
on hacks and/or implementing incorrect solutions to problems.
Before using anything that is not explicitly supported, or guessing
at how something should be done, or if you're just not sure of
the right way, please raise your questions and issues to our attention.
We'd much rather help out up front than try to untangle layers
of problems after the fact.
- We need to get to the point where our dogfood is usable for
at least some daily tasks, and using it for Bugzilla seems like
a good minimum. Let's make sure that we fix whatever bugs
needed to do that in M5, and keep raising the bar from there.
- Some embeddable components (Netlib, Gecko?) have dependencies
on XPToolkit, which is not embeddable. We need to ensure that
any such dependencies are isolated via interfaces that can be
implemented by the embedding apps
Troy writes in with this update:
"We actually have some interesting status this week:
- I landed css compliant implementation of :first-line support.
We now support properly the allowed style properties including
background properties. We also disable any disallowed style properties.
- Various and sundry bug fixes including (to be landed today)
image loading improvements that eliminate triple reflows (whoops!)
and duplicate image loaders (an optimization) and extra reflows
for fully constrained images (whoops!).
- All M5 bugs are fixed.
- Tables - right-to-left directed tables.
- Forms - rounded rectangles. initial support for gfx rendered
- working on fixed background support and making it so relatively
positioned inline frames are containing blocks for absolutely
positioned child elements "
Robert Churchill has this RDF update for us::
"The biggest thing on my side for RDF this week was a first
cut at hooking up 'Related Links'. To see it in action, visit
a URL, drag open the sidebar and then open the 'Related Links'
container. A few caveats exist, including that "Related Links"
preferences aren't yet being observered. "
Here's the ImgLib update from Pam Nunn:
You've just designed the best new image format in the universe,
but no one is using it but you?
Add your format to Gecko so that your fabulous images will display
as natively supported image formats. No embed tag needed.
The XPCOMitized image library landed Thursday. This first cut
of the new design means that adding new image decoders supporting
inline images will be a breeze.
The directory structure under mozilla/modules/libimg has been
modified. A directory for notes and documentation is in mozilla/modules/libimg/doc.
I am working on a cookbook for adding new decoders.
A minor caution: These api's will be fine tuned in the next
few weeks. Don't take the current code as the final gospel. If
you write to this api, be willing to make some modifications to
Giao has this Grendel update for us:
After weeks, I finally managed to get some code checked in.
The API for multiple identity has been checked in. I'm going to
try to hack out the preferences dialogs for the beast next week.
The usage of multiple-identity has been supported thus far in
the composition UI from Edwin's past work.
For simplicity, the keys have been changed from:
The purpose was to make string contatentations simpler and reduce
the usage of String objects. Hopefully this should also make the
application marginally faster.
Nisheeth has this week's XML update:
- Expat's switch to handle unicode buffers was turned on this
week. Windows and Mac are handling the change fine. Unix has a
few bugs that are being investigated.
- Thanks a lot to Tim Rowley firstname.lastname@example.org
for submitting a patch that fixed expat build breakage on SGI
- We are working with Catalin Rotaru (email@example.com)
of the Internationalization team to get support for loading up
external DTDs into expat."
Nisheeth also has this week's Webshell update:
- Worked with Neeti (firstname.lastname@example.org) (PICS) and Frank Tang
(email@example.com) ( I18N) to expose specific methods on a webshell
proxy object needed by the PICS and I18N services for loading
and displaying documents. "
"Chris Waterson has checked in code that uses xptcall,
and we have other groups lined up to use it soon. We'll probably
be pulling the switch to make it an essential part of the mozilla
build in the next few weeks. Hint: that means if xptcall
is not ported to your platform, you will not be able to run Mozilla
xptcall allows arbitrary XPCOM objects to be called dynamically,
and is an essential part of the XPConnect
So far we have code for Mac, Windows, Linux x86, FreeBSD/NetBSD
x86, and Solaris, and we have candidates for Solaris x86 and OS/2.
We still need porting help for other platforms. So, if you're
familiar with assembly, and you've been looking for a way to contribute
to Mozilla, this is a great opportunity. Porting xptcall
is a self-contained problem with no dependencies on external code.
us know if you can help!"
Phil Peterson has news regarding the Mail/News client:
The mail/news group is having some extremely productive weeks
right now. We're not blocked on very many things, and lots of new
functionality is coming soon. The difficulty of getting our Mac
build off the floor has caused us to lose a little momentum on
- One news host is visible in the folder pane (news.mozilla.org)
- First life of an Address Book UI (not part of the main build
- Lots of design work on the composition
window, address book, and sidebar integration.
- First life of IMAP in the thread pane.
- Drafted plan
for unified (Navigator and Messenger) auto-complete based on the
- Milestones doc up-to-date
with M5 accomplishments and M6 goals.
- Finish up M5. Mail/news M5 bugs are here.
We need to do some triage on Monday.
- Plowing through M6 work. See the milestones
- Hopefully Mac mailnews can be included on Tinderbox. The release
team is working on it, but it's a gnarly problem.
- Win32: Just a little bigger than last week.
- Linux: Something bad is happening in libmailnews.so.
- Mac: Not added to Tinderbox yet
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