maintained by Chris Nelson <email@example.com>
Last Updated Sunday, July 25, 1999
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Friends of the Tree
for Composer dialogs. - Kathleen Brade
XPConnect update for many other friends of the tree!
- Messenger Compose window titles update as you type.
- You can now Move/Copy between News, Imap, and Pop folders.
- Created global XUL overlays that are currently being used in
mailnews and the browser.
- Mork row moving code checked in. Lots of Necko work - You can
now run the 3 Pane with Pop and basic Imap and News. You can send
a message from the Messenger Compose window. And it's now building
on the Mac.
- News migration from 4.5 to 5.0 works so you no longer have
to fill in the prefs yourself.
- Multipart/related (MHTML) mail composition/sending is working.
- Speedup in XUL templates by waterson increased folder loading
speed by 3x.
- Folder cache turned on. panacea.dat should improve performance
when bringing up folders.
- There's a style sheet in the editor -- you can apply a selection
of different styles to the content you're currently editing.
- The Ender text widget is making progress and is getting close
to being enabled by default; it works best in necko builds.
- Progress has been made at making the plaintext editor more
robust, using CSS rather than a <pre> tag in the document
to enforce preformatted mode.
- Selection has been revamped: there are now several kinds of
- A new "preview" button has been added on the right side of
the editor toolbar, to toggle between editor and browser layout
- Numerous bugs and API problems with copy/paste and selection
handling have been fixed, and the "Test Selection" item in the
editor debug menu
is now much more useful (prints out all the possible formats for
- HTML copy works now on all platforms (modulo some known minor
bugs), as does Insert HTML (via the dialog, which now has a more
- An initial set of XUL keybindings are being worked on, and
will be checked in as soon as XUL keybindings work on all platforms.
- Work continues to make the UI and dialogs more solid, and to
pin down editing rules and output behavior.
John Bandhauer has been
working on facilities to break cycles in XPCOM references that point
through XPConnect, with much help from a tricky testcase provided by
Bill Law. In the process, several
to build with Electric Fence, spotting (and fixing) a potential
problem in the process. Jerry Kirk contributed
little more comprehensible with his extensive
annotations to the XPCOM
Java; Andrew Wason submitted a
implement Java interfaces on the fly.
Two team members are currently away: Mike Ang spent all week prepping
for the Ottawa Linux
Symposium where he and Mike
Shaver are giving a talk. Also, Scott Furman
came back from Bolivia just in time to head off again to Turkey. Bon voyage.