maintained by Tim Rowley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last Updated Wednesday December 12, 2001
This status update page is updated every
week. To get updates and news throughout the
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Updates for the last three weeks:
- 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.
- 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 (email@example.com)
- fixed bug 107759 "Drag&drop to and from content area not working [Mach]"
- fixed bug 83471 "prevent infinite redirection loops"
- triaged bugs
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- Had Mon/Tues. off. Dougt covered for me. And he made it out alive! :)
- no status from gordon this week.
- missed demoing status/reports due to projector problems.
Plans for next week
- fix more bugs for mozilla 0.9.7
- triage more bugs
- Land timer patch.
- Finish multiple image reloads on reload patch
- Be virtual Clayton for the next week.
- try demoing status/reports.
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.
- The Bugzilla request tracker has been updated to include information
about pending and fulfilled requests to "show bug" (bug 98801). Waiting
for review. In the meantime, a test installation is available:
- Spam in the mozilla newsgroups is becoming a significant distraction
to developers; mozilla.org staff trying to find a fix.
- 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
- 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