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status update

maintained by Tim Rowley <>

Last Updated Wednesday December 12, 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.

Previous Updates

Module Updates
December 7
Submitted by Peter Trudelle <>
Updates for the last three weeks:
Necko, Imagelib, XPCOM
December 10
Submitted by Gagan Saksena <>


  • gagan
    • Darin landed the Digest Authentication for HTTP. Good job!
    • Getting some great help from the India branch (Thanks specially to Vinay Badami for several patches)
    • Numerous bug fixes from the whole team going in.


  • darin
    • landed the digest auth patch! (bug 15860)
    • fixed bug 113508 "Identical URIs do not compare via nsIURI::Equals"
    • fixed bug 106097 "M096, Trunk crash [@ nsHttpHandler::InitiateTransaction_Locked] [@ nsHttpConnection::Init]"
    • fixed bug 113807 "Mozilla crashes when using a proxy server"
    • fixed bug 15320 "Forms/Necko: Temp file (formpost) left after file upload"
    • landed patches contributed by Vinay Badami (
    • fixed bug 107759 "Drag&drop to and from content area not working [Mach]"
    • fixed bug 83471 "prevent infinite redirection loops"
    • triaged bugs
  • neeti
    • Have a fix for bug 114439 - nsFileTransportService should cache the mime service.
    • Working on evaluating startup time and page load time using proxies for nsComponentManager.
    • Triaged bugs.
  • dougt
    • Filled in for Gagan on Monday through Wednesday of last week. I attended PDT, PDT Steering, Tail end of an Exec Review, Clayton's All Hands, Team Staff meeting, and a few others which I think I slept through. Needless to say, the first part of the week was pretty much blown in terms of individual contributions. :-)
    • Continued to triage in coming bugs.
    • Landed a controversial patch which moves the nsMemory static class into the glue library. Some thing that we should inline this class. However, doing so will break the XPCOM glue library.
    • Completed the first draft of the proposed changes to the nsIComponentManager. Currently seeking reviewers on this patch. I decided to address the component manager first without addressing how components are registered in the system. The next interface that needs to be designed and implemented should be a "nsIComponentRegistration".
  • pavlov
    • Bug 78611 - new XP timer impl - is ready to land.
    • Bug 108161 - delays on mouseover, problems with fetching multiple copies of the image, etc. - is almost ready.
    • Bug 104999 - new windows image stuff - is getting very close.
  • gagan
    • Had Mon/Tues. off. Dougt covered for me. And he made it out alive! :)


  • dougt
  • gagan
    • no status from gordon this week.
    • missed demoing status/reports due to projector problems.

Plans for next week

  • darin
    • fix more bugs for mozilla 0.9.7
    • triage more bugs
  • pavlov
    • Land timer patch.
    • Finish multiple image reloads on reload patch
  • gagan
    • Be virtual Clayton for the next week.
    • try demoing status/reports.

December 12
Submitted by Mitchell Baker <>

Tree and related matters

  • Tree is frozen for 0.9.7 milestone. The milestone freeze and branch plan is here.
  • Preparation underway for a mass move of 1.0 bugs to 1.0.1.



  • Mozilla in Europe Meeting being planned for February 16-17 in Brussels at the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM). More info can be found here.
  • Mozilla developer day took place on Friday, Nov. 9. About 80 people attended, a partial summary of the day is here.
  • Mitchell sent out a survey to those who RSVP'd for the Nov. 9 Developer Day; 15 people responded. The survey results are here. If you attended and didn't receive a survey, it means we didn't have a good email address for you, let mitchell know if you'd like to complete the survey.
  • Dawn is still working working to get the video tapes from the Nov. 9 Developer Day digitized; it turns out work is needed to improve the audio quality.
  • Mike Ang spoke at the December 5 meeting of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group on building applications with Mozilla. You can find a digitized version of the talk here.


  • Scott going on sabbatical starting Dec. 17 or so
  • Gerv is back in England

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