- In spite of some breakthroughs on window.open over this weekend,
we still recommend disabling it for M5. We have recently
discovered days of unplanned work associated with it that
are just now being placed on the schedule. It also probably
doesn't work on Linux, since it's dependent on the nested event
loop actually working in the same fashion that modal dialogs are.
- Fixed 14 bugs in the last week, see our Fixed
Bug List for details.
- Got Windows modal dialogs UI to look (application) modal.
- Reworked on and re-implemented the D&D interfaces and
classes, adding a nsIDragSession interface. (rods)
- Implemented menu item enabling/disabling on GTK. (saari)
- Implemented Linux Folder picker. (mcafee)
- Fix the remaining open M5 bugs (currently 5).
- Modal dialogs from Netlib snake. (danm)
- D&D document (rods)
- Font discovery (rods)
- Get next box fixes finished. (evaughan)
- Fix tab visibility and focus issues. (evaughan)
- Get tab docs up. (evaughan)
- Begin scroll bar. (evaughan)
- Drag & Drop (pinkerton, mcafee)
- Convert AppCores to Components. (scc)
- Make window.open (as well as our modal dialogs) actually work
when spawned from proxy events placed into the queue from netlib,
and other window.open follow-up work. (hyatt)
- Post key-binding spec (sdagley, saari)
Kipp Hickman writes in with this update:
"1. I checked an implementation of :first-letter that supports
"float" (yay). It seems to work properly, but of course its new
so I'm sure david baron will find at least one bug. :-)
2. Fixed a number of widget bugs on linux and improved stability
3. Fixed the viewer and its web crawler to properly crawl across
frameset pages. Now the viewer is much more usable when crawling
and we can crawl over the standard tests which makes smoke' testing
before checkins simpler."
Akkana Peck has our Editor update::
A lot of things changed out from under us during M5, so one
M5 goal has been getting the editor to be at least as stable as
M4 was, plus some new features, including some international support,
typing rules, beginnings of a few dialogs (notably find and insert
link), and lots of change character property commands (e.g. make
bold, etc.) Typing performance seems better in M5 due to fixes
in other libraries.
Meanwhile, we've made good progress on lots of backend work
which should show up in M6: spell checking (using the new Text
Services interface, so it will be easy to plug in other spell
checkers and related text services), more international support,
more work on Find/Replace, Save/Open File, lots more dialogs and
other UI work, work toward inserting html fragments and mail message
quoting support, up/down support for selection, and inserting
lots of specific html elements such as tables, rules and lists.
Our schedule is now on mozilla: see http://www.mozilla.org/editor/milestones.html
for our list of who's working on what.
Robert Churchill has this RDF update for us::
- Added support for bookmark separators o Made sorting code "smart"
so that it now will sort IN-BETWEEN separators when sorting on
the name column.
- Now write out "bookmarks.html" on a Flush() [including when
a new bookmark is added]
- Small bug fixes. Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for a patch
to get the correct file URL for "IE Favorites" on Windows 95/98/NT
instead of just guessing a default.
- Just checked in a fix so that FTP now works (again) on the
Mac. This means that FTP in RDF now works on the Mac as well...
Mac users can enjoy browsing remote sites via FTP thanks to RDF.
Chris Waterson has this update on the Aurora "sidebar":
Added the "flash panel" to the sidebar: see http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc/flash-spec.html
for details on how it works -- er, how it will work.
Got the last pieces of XPIDL into the Unix and Win32 builds,
so the RDF APIs are now 100% scriptable via XPConnect. Check out
for an example of how to use it.
Fixed several refcounting bugs for M5.
Phil Peterson has news regarding the Mail/News client:
- Lots of exciting IMAP stuff. Folders can be displayed in the
folder pane, the contents of a mailbox can be displayed in the
thread pane, and messages can be displayed in the message pane.
- The Mac version of mail/news is part of official builds from
the release team, but the build process hasn't proven itself enough
to be added to Tinderbox. We have platform parity issues on Mac.
- Multiple accounts backend is mostly done. For the brave, pref
details are shown in the smoketest
- Subscribed newsgroups can be displayed in folder pane based
on newsrc files
- Lots of spec design work on the Address Book. The spec will
probably be posted to mozilla.org next week.
- More planning
for auto-complete between mail/news, editor, and browser groups.
fixing for M5 (42 total, 25 by m/n engrs), lots of bug triage
of Seamonkey and 4.x bugs.
- M6 features.
- Multiple account UI to be added.
- Newsgroup contents to be loaded in thread pane, and news articles
to be loaded in message pane.
- Work on message composition to start up again
- Mail/news engrs will be making a pass through our components
- make sure we check the return value from allocations for
- make good use of nsCOMPtr to improve reference counting
- make good use of NS_WITH_SERVICE to improve reference counting
With the addition of Mac numbers this week, the table was too
big to be readable. Here's a summary, but I have details if anyone
- Windows: 718kb. IMAP component added this week
- Mac: 918kb, and not building IMAP or news yet. First time
- Linux: 1.4mb, and not building IMAP yet. libmailnews.so bloat
from last week is gone this week.
Fine print: We're measuring optimized (and stripped)
code, but not resources (JS, XUL, GIF). We can start measuring
resources too when we start putting that stuff in JARs.
"First, I want to repeat this important public service
announcement from last week:
If the xptcall
library is not ported to your platform, you will very shortly
not be able to run Mozilla at all.
(So, don't say we didn't warn you.) If you don't know what
xptcall is or why it's necessary, read this.
Here's the current status
of xptcall ports. Oh, and if you're feeling up to the task,
check out jband's nifty
porting guide. Roger
Lawrence's Mac and Solaris Sparc xptcall code is in the
tree and will be tested, debugged, and enabled at the beginning
of next week.
On a less threatening note, XPConnect is now in use by Mozilla's
RDF, thanks to tremendous help from Chris
The next project to tackle is the build system extensions that
handle processing of XPIDL files. We need to have these
systems working on all platforms so that we can switch from checking
in generated files to generating those files at build time. We
intend to fully avoid a situation in which generated files are
checked into the repository for some platforms and generated on
others, which has been the cause of disasters in the past when
someone forgot to checkin changes to the generated files.
Mike McCabe is working
on ironing out Unix build issues. Patrick
Beard has done great work to get the XPIDL tool set working
on Mac, and he is shifting his attention to integrating it into
the Mac build system.
Finally, if all this XPConnect, XP-this, XP-that mumbo-jumbo
is giving you a headache, check out jband's helpful roadmap.
branch. Alas, the changes are not too exciting - merely several
months worth of minor bug fixes."