- Resolved 62 bugs in the last week, fixing 47 of them.
See our Bug
List for details. Seamonkey is getting very close
to being edible dogfood (oh boy, again!), so please use it, especially
to report anything that stands in your way. A can
a day, that's all we ask.
- Brian Albers has signed up to provide mouse wheel (e.g., IntelliMouse)
scrolling support! Thanks Brian, we'd almost given up on having
that for beta. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- We now have two color picker implementations! Pete Collins
built one out of titledbuttons in a XUL popup, and posted a
of it in action. Stuart Parmenter built the other as a frame-based
widget, and posted some documentation
for it. An embarrassment of riches! (email@example.com, pavlov)
- XPIDL'ified nsITransferable, nsIFormatConverter, nsIDragService,
- Rewrote d&d/clipboard implementations on mac, win32, gtk
for new interfaces. (pinkerton)
- Fixed QueryInterface problems all over drag&drop/clipboard
code on mac, win32, gtk. (pinkerton)
- Removed <xul:checkbox>. Use <html:input> instead, which
now supports the Tristate checkbox. (pinkerton)
- Tweaked mac build scripts to fix a bug related to the IDL
- Removed several obsolete interfaces from widget. (pinkerton)
- Added gfx rendering pref to pref UI, so you can all turn on
GFX widgets and test them. (mcafee)
- Re-worked tinderbox scripts so we can maintain them better.
People were hacking them up and then not re-submitting changes;
new way encourages you to check changes in. (slamm, mcafee)
- Reimplemented tree widget selection. (hyatt)
- Implemented keyboard navigation in the tree widget.
- Fixed many (10-15) tree widget bugs. Scrollbar sizes correctly,
content shows up correctly. (hyatt)
- Implemented text cropping in the tree widget. (hyatt)
- Implemented twisties in the tree widget. (hyatt)
- Implemented column resizing feedback cursor. (hyatt)
- Implemented command dispatcher. (hyatt)
- Fixed bugs, tracked down leaks, and added more leak finding
machinery (especially during Thursday's leak-a-thon) (scc)
- The weak
reference doc is up, but still needs more work.
- Fix blocker, dogfood and beta bugs. (all)
- Turn on GFX scrollbars. (evaughan)
- Help xpapps with dialog issues. (evaughan)
- Make splitter split. (evaughan)
- Fix large data clipboard molasses. (pinkerton)
- nsIScriptableRegion. (pinkerton)
- Remove one of the interfaces nsWebShellWindow implements on
the way to making menubars update. (saari)
- Finish Linux D&D for M11. (mcafee)
- Finish File Picker. (pavlov)
- Get column resizing in the tree widget. (hyatt)
- Get back to popups and XP Menus. (hyatt)
- Revise the dialog default button code for hyatt's new OnCommand
architecture, then land it. (sdagley)
- Scott Collins will be transitioning to the Browser Technologies
team. We'll miss having him on XPToolkit, and wish him great success
on BTek. He's been mostly working on a lot of their hard low-level
problems anyway, so in a way we're just making it official.
He'll still finish all of his current assigned tasks and bugs.
- David Hyatt started feeling what could be the onset of RSI/CTS,
which would explain why he only got about a month's worth of work
done this week. if you see him using his hands, please remind
him to stop and get them to a doctor. (hyatt)
I've been experimenting with the Boehm conervative
garbage collector as a leak detector. This can intrument object
allocations with stack crawls, detect smashed blocks, and save
us from runaway memory leaks. For now, it's giving me TOO much
information, but as leaks are brought under control this will be
We've been working on usability (dogfood) issues, and have an
updated list of bugs on our dogfood page, http://www.mozilla.org/editor/dogfood.html.
The time is near when the switch will be flipped to turn on
gfx widgets, which means that text fields will use the editor.
Work progresses on making this solid. There's a preference in
the prefs dialog to turn them on now and get a preview.
Key bindings are in a transitional state: we're attempting to
switch to the new XUL key bindings, which are not in a stable
state yet. We'll try to keep keys working as much as possible
while we work on this.
Rules work continues; watch the newsgroup for more information
on how to write rules.
The editor XUL file is being rewritten to reflect the state
of the selection in the toolbars, making use of the recently checked
in broadcaster/command changes (see the xpfe newsgroup).
bugs fixed and features added (14 by engrs in other groups)
- Demo'd mail profile migration for Seamonkey engineers (in
Windows, run apprunner -installer and you get a list
of 4.x profiles to migrate to mozilla. Warning: so far, it copies
the profile, including mail folders, so it'll double the disk
space used by the migrated profile)
- History address book (AB which lists people who've sent you
- IMAP new folder creation works
- Next unread message works
- Added Flag column in thread pane
- Printing messages works
- Address book entries now sort, as do folders in the folder
- Driving towards usable mail/news. Lots of work on our plate
and dependencies on other groups, but we really need the exposure
and bug reporting from anyone and everyone.
- Win32: 1217k, Mac: 2245k (expecting ~20% drop due to debug
symbols), Linux: 2529k (not expecting improvement)
Brendan Eich reports
the trunk have temporarily busted them.'
Mike Ang has just finished
a new revision of the XPIDL Author's Guide.
This should be a big relief to those of us who have had only quick
wits and a keen sense of smell to guide them when writing XPIDL
in the past. Also, please see the faq or let
us know if something's missing.
and errors to nsresults and vice versa. This has many facets.
Documents to follow.
Added reflection of interface constants; i.e. constants of nsIFoo
are now properties of Components.interfaces.nsIFoo - where before
they were only properties of an instance of a native nsIFoo reflected
Added instanceof supports so that one can detect if an JS object
is a wrapped native of a given type by doing: "foo instanceof
Working on getting the typelib spec and actual implementation
in sync. And, I'm adding initial support for arrays in xpidl/typelib/xpconnect.
Mike McCabe is continuing
to work on xpidl enhancements and bugs; the most recent news is
that xpidl generates NS_DECL_NSIFOO and NS_FORWARD_NSIFOO macros,
which should make implementing interfaces a little easier. A recent
tree-spam with NS_DECL_NSIFOO replacing explicit interface method
declarations saved 2000 lines of code!
Mike Shaver has the
following news about component loaders - when his work is complete,
it'll be possible to implement first-class XPCOM components in
Work is mostly complete on the factoring of the component manager
to permit alternate component loaders, such as those for components
installed Mozillas to move around on the disk without breaking
the registry is also done, modulo Mac problems. When the Mac problems
are resolved, all that stuff will land.
Next week, John Bandhauer, myself and interested others will
get down to nuts and bolts on JS component loader design and I'll
get that pounded out. Watch for discussion in mozilla.xpcom.
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- Ramiro fixed lots of scrolling problems on unix and I was able
to speed up resizing a great deal.
- I made a color picker widget. Documentation is at http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xptoolkit/colorpicker.html
- I've fixed some memory leaks.
- Worked with Robert Churchill to get the RDF file system datasource
working on unix.