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status update

maintained by Tim Rowley <>

Last Updated Wednesday September 20, 2001

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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Module Updates
September 17
Submitted by Heikki Toivonen <>


  • Lots of W3C work.
  • More topembed bugs squashed, and a significant improvement in DHTML performance (still too slow, but...)
  • Tuesday... need I say more...


  • rayw
    • One of the biggest things this week was depating the W3C IPR policies, and I have posted a lot of messages and private email replies, as well as working on other W3C to-do items.
  • harishd
    • Fixed bug 91744 ( Crash due to stack overflow ), 98645 ( div tags in select/option list break the list ), 98261.
    • Worked on bug 98187 ( font-select containment issue ) - No fix yet.
    • Did code reviews.
    • Started to work on P3P implementation.
  • jst
    • Fixed bug 98828. Cache a few nsSpaceManager objects to avoid spending 43% of the time spent in PresShell::ProcessReflowCommand() in new and delete.
    • Spent lots of time working on the W3C DOM Load and Save specification.
  • peterv
    • Checked in fix for bug 99044 (Big memory leak in DOMHelper.cpp), bug 85708 (Should support "text/xml" MIME media type) and bug 98031 (Composer adds space(s) when saving doc with link between parentheses).
    • Looked at serializer bugs.
    • Worked on bug 65858 (Rework sorting).
    • Did code reviews for Jonas Sicking and Axel Hecht.
  • mstoltz
    • Helping to coordinate bug bounties and get some payments made
    • 0.9.5 bug triaging and security feature list
    • Working with on details of the security group charter
    • Started merge of nsPrincipal implementations (bug 83536) - good progress
    • Looked at some regressions
  • heikki
    • Fixed 78021, Copy Link Address context menu does not work for image maps etc.
    • Fixed 78622, XML Extras fail to load documents with xml-stylesheet PI etc.
    • Made lots of new testcases.
    • Bug triage.
    • Worked on Mac build changes for WSDL.

Plans for next week

  • rayw
    • I have lots of to-dos that I promised DOM WG and Plugin Task Force that I will be doing first in the week including various parts of the DOM spec I still need to produce including yet more XPointer, setting options for document normalization, etc. and finishing the requirements for plugins.
  • harishd
    • Work on nsBranch/topembed bugs.
    • Work on performance bugs.
    • Continue working on P3P.
    • Bug triage.
  • jst
    • More W3C DOM work.
    • Bug triage.
  • peterv
    • Finish fix for bug 65858 (Rework sorting) and bug 96647 (Change the way output is constructed in Transformiix).
  • mstoltz
    • Finish nsPrincipal merge
    • Get some more regressions fixed
    • Run security tests on Embedding
  • heikki
    • Make a few more XMLExtras tests, and fix any bad stuff found.
September 17
Submitted by Gagan Saksena <>


  • gagan
    • heavy triaging of all nsbranch nomincated bugs.
    • team has 11 nsbranch+ bugs


  • darin
    • fixed bug 99562 "nsHttpTransaction should own the nsIProgressEventSink proxy instead of nsHttpConnection"
    • fixed bug 99522 "nsHttpConnectionInfo need not inherit from nsISupports"
    • fixed bug 97528 "1200 urls created on startup about:blank" for real this time.
    • investigated http pipelining design; held mini design review.
    • added some http docs to status/docs/necko
    • triaged bugs.
  • neeti
    • Working on setting up win2k performance toolbox.
    • Triaged bugs.
  • gordon
    • Closed bugzilla bug 6985.
    • Worked with Darin to develop fix for bugzilla 97620. (Fix checked into branch).
    • Finished shuffling machines, and updated trunk and branch builds.
  • dougt
    • XPCOM Api Freeze Continues. nsISupports and required C++ headers almost complete.
    • Meet with Potts, Alec, Mcafee and Seawood regarding the static xpcom build. Thanks to them for a quick turnaround.
    • Bradely says that he is interested in owning both the FTP protocol as well as the xul directory viewer!!!
  • gagan
    • moved over http://status/reports/ to the new machine.
    • triaging bugs for the team.
    • added the first draft of updated necko documentation to http://status/docs/necko/ After reviews these will be moved over to
    • set up a cvs server for maintaining status scripts and necko documentation
    • prepared "bugzilla and proj. mgmt." presentation for engr. mgrs.


  • gordon
    • September 11th.
  • dougt
    • I have not started the XPCom doublelock performance bug. I will try to hit it this week.
  • gagan
    • need to fix http://status/bugs/ -- it got pretty hosed with someone's experiments of editing the scripts as root.
    • no status from pav this week :-(

Plans for next week

  • darin
    • work on initial pipelining implementation
    • more res protocol cleanup
    • fix bugs for mozilla 0.9.5
    • triage bugs
  • gordon
    • Land fix for bugzilla 88768 on trunk and branch.
    • Land fix for bugzilla 97620 on trunk.
    • Investigate strange interactions between cache and layout.
  • dougt
    • Finish off nsISuports patch, and get peer reviews.
    • Investigation nsIClassInfo interface, and other required xpcom interfaces.
  • gagan
    • Fix status/bugs
    • Present "bugzilla and proj. mgmt." recommendation to engr. mgrs.


  • gagan
    • laptops! dougt's and my laptops are at the end of their li[f|n]e... need refreshes soon :-( staff
September 19
Submitted by Mitchell Baker <>
  • 0.9.4 is out. We're looking for feedback on the Quick Launch feature. If you've got thoughts on this, please participate in the poll at
  • Website reorganization. We've long wanted to reorganize and improve We're looking at using the Zope content management system to do so. An initial testsite is here.
  • Tools. has been updated to the tip again. Our installation now supports tracking attachments as well as bugs. Work continues on implementing the ability to track requests as well (code review requests, super-review requests); see bug 98801.
  • We're working on developing better database of info regarding module owners. Currently onducting a survey, asking people to identify which code they think they "own." The survey tool is located here. Once we've got better data, we'll use it to clean up the badly outdated owners.html page.
  • Working on getting peterjez's automated smoketests checked into CVS and increasing community participation in their use.
  • Mitchell's role with has shifted somewhat, but not ended. More info here.
September 19
Submitted by Michael Kaply <>
We have started making automated nightlies available at, so OS/2 users can have the latest code.

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