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maintained by Tim Rowley <>

Last Updated Wednesday November 22, 2000

This status update page is updated every week. To get updates and news throughout the week you are invited to check out mozillaZine, a site devoted to Mozilla advocacy.

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November 20
Submitted by Peter Trudelle <>


  • Shipped product.
  • Celebrated.
  • The XPToolkit team resolved 26 bugs in the last week, fixing 15 of these. For details, see our resolved bug list.

Thanks to


  • Mike Pinkerton (pinkerton)
    • 46867 nsIClipboardCommands (or a generic command dispatch API) nee
    • 56920 RFE: pref for "no tooltips"
    • 59917 Tooltip should go away when mouse moves
    • 53653 Tooltips should go away when typing
    • 46544 tooltips get stuck open
    • 7347 mouseWheel scrolling now works on MacOS (still need to check in)
  • Chris Saari (saari)
    • Learning the past present and future of image lib
  • Daniel Matejka (danm)
    • Got GlowCode back off the floor. And then discovered that with a more recent version, this is trivial.
  • Eric Vaughan (evaughan)
    • did some investigation into box footprint
  • Stuart Parmenter (pavlov)
    • 59835 Random crashes in g_print/fputs
    • 56345 copy large images
    • 56342 copy large text
    • 56348 drag/copy javascript text
  • David Hyatt (hyatt)
  • Dan Rosen (dr)
    • xslt planning, architecture and research, with lots of help from axel hecht ( 18722 and 59783
    • attended xpath 2.0 requirements task force meeting with nisheeth
  • Brian Ryner (bryner)
    • 60156 filepicker does not appear [non-installer?]
    • 59465 right-clicking on 1 selected treeitem in a group of selected
    • 58694 strict warnings in filepicker.js
    • 58589 (groundwork for horizontal mousewheel scrolling)


  • Brian Ryner could not be here to celebrate with us. :-( He had to cut short his trip due to airline maintenance backlog.


  • pinkerton:
    • Toolkit planning for embedding.
    • DnD for embedding
    • Get mousewheel code checked in, maybe respin Widget.shlb for ns6 distribution
  • saari:
    • Learn more about image lib and the new design.
    • Fix a couple select mozilla 0.9 bugs, probably the tabbing issues since they're the only ones that clearly support the embedding effort.
    • Plugins are hosed and need some love with regard to events. Need to gel with av and figure out how to fix this.
  • hyatt:
    • Detailed planning for XUL/XBL/Toolkit issues in embedding
  • evaughan:
    • look into style system bloat
    • look into box bloat
    • box documentation
  • pavlov:
    • Toolkit and GFX planning
  • danm:
    • Evangelize GlowCode; turn out some memory usage statistics for common tasks.
    • Bugs that have bothered me lately: 58404 and my nemesis the 55460 / 56337 / 58276
  • dr:
    • join xsl working group officially
    • figure out what embedding work i can do
    • Toolkit and XSLT planning
  • bryner:
    • Get PSM build integration reviewed/approved/checked in




November 20
Submitted by Heikki Toivenen <>


  • We are focused on stability, bloat and memory leak reduction and performance work.
  • The XML/DOM team resolved ~16 bugs last week (bugs not assigned to us do not show up).
  • We didn't get much work done due to celebrating the launch of Netscape 6.


  • Tom will be in Mountain View from November 14th to November 21st.
  • Nisheeth will be on vacation from November 20th to December 17th.
  • Johnny will be on vacation from December 18th to January 3rd.
  • Peter Van Der Beken (our newest member) will hopefully be able to start working on the week beginning November 20.

Accomplishments of last week

  • Harish Dhurvasula (harishd)
    • Worked on creating an automated regression tester for parser ( 95%done )
    • Reviewed a part of Rickg's code.
  • Tom Pixley (joki)
    • No status, but:
    • Spent thursday and friday in a W3C DOM face to face meeting hosted by Oracle at the Oracle Conference Center.
  • Heikki Toivonen (heikki)
    • Getting prepared for XML/DOM team management while Nisheeth is on vacation.
    • I am now the default owner of the XML component in Bugzilla.
    • Set milestones for the bugs I intend to work on during next year.
    • Tested Tom Lendacky's patch & test programs to the XML Extras component.
    • Tried to figure out why mason did not like the removal of nsIContent::IsSynthetic(), no progress.
  • Johnny Stenback (jst)
    • Celebrated the release of Netscape 6.0.
    • Worked on reducing the amount of code in the HTML content model implementation in mozilla.
    • Worked on reducing the size of the content model in mozilla.
    • Spent thursday and friday in a W3C DOM face to face meeting hostedby Oracle at the Oracle Conference Center.
    • Had an initial discussion with jband and vidur about using XPConnect in DOM land in stead of using the generated glue code we use today to connect JavaScript to the native DOM.
  • Nisheeth Ranjan (nisheeth)
    • Helped Eric Krock with Netscape 6 release note firedrill on Monday
    • Attended XSLT/XML Query task force meeting on Tuesday
    • Attended XML Query face to face meeting on Wednesday and Thursday
    • Lots of celebration shipping Netscape 6 on Tuesday and Friday

Plans for this week

  • Harish Dhurvasula (harishd)
    • Review Vidur's and Rickg's changes.
    • Complete regression tester work.
    • Prioritize my bugs ( Crash,MLKs,Correctness )
    • Triage my bug list
  • Heikki Toivonen (heikki)
    • Finish our team's task list for the next year or so.
  • Johnny Stenback (jst)
    • I'm planing on continuing with the work on reducing the size of the content models and the amount of memory they use.


  • None.


  • None.
November 20
Submitted by Gagan Saksena <>


  • pnunn
    • Bugs closed: 57860,2694,59644
    • Put up sample test images gleaned from bug reports on a publicly accessible site. This was requested by some folks at RedHat. It has been okayed by Netscape Legal.
    • Meeting 11-15-00: ImgLib changes and how to coordinate with GFX and Necko.
    • Meeting: with Chris Saari. Overview of ImgLib, current and proposed.
    • Friday Party was great fun.
  • darin
    • Worked on revising HTTP interfaces.
    • Initial code for Unix DNS-on-separate-thread.
    • New computer expected on Monday!!
    • Fixed bug 59661.
    • Bug triaging.
  • neeti
    • Investigated bugs 57769, 59975, 2694.
    • Worked on documentation of current state http in necko. Have a rough draft of the diagrams showing the interaction of the various HTTP objects. Currently working on publishing these diagrams.
    • Worked with Dain on SyncHTTP api changes.
  • gagan
    • Good progress on planning
    • status/reports tool v 1.0 ready for rollout
    • Chris Saari to help on imagelib!


  • gordon
    • No status from gordon


Plans for the next week

  • pnunn
    • Finish and publish Imglib TaskList.
    • Start implementing changes.
  • darin
    • More HTTP API work.
    • Bug triaging.
  • neeti
    • Work on publishing the diagrams for the current state of HTTP.
    • Investigate bugs 15860, 45747
  • gagan
    • organize a cache/http interaction meeting
    • get all my changes reviewed for Scheme checks on URL
November 21
Submitted by Aaron Leventhal <>
A new project webpage is up - Have not been able to make headway on accessibility due to blocking bugs, listed on the site under "Status".
November 22
Submitted by Wan-Teh Chang <>

We have just published the NSS 3.2 Project Plan.

The two main goals of the NSS 3.2 release are crypto performance and shared library/DLL support. The tentative final release date is Jan. 31, 2001.

We will test the release on our usual list of platforms. If your platform is not in the list and you can help us run the NSS QA test on your platform, please let us know.

Comments are welcome.

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