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Post Posted July 8th, 2009, 9:40 am

XtC4UaLL wrote:(it didn't allow me to submit, stating malformed data ...)


Sorry about that, but thanks for trying to submit. The text that you pasted should parse OK, so I'm thinking there was a problem with the list of extensions, which you omitted. Would you mind sending me an email with the full text? adw at mozilla.com.

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Post Posted July 10th, 2009, 2:40 pm

Probably the last test build before this actually lands. Feedback greatly appreciated!
https://build.mozilla.org/tryserver-bui ... b235f04be/
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Post Posted July 10th, 2009, 3:27 pm

This build does seem much faster than current trunk & branch but when I am typing in the location bar the entire location bar drop down gets regenerated after each letter change. If you are typing normally this appears slighly distracting, could the results not change within a constant drop down of 6 entries. Only reducing the number of displayed results as your criteria reduce the number of results < 6

Good work though - fx hasn't frozen on me like it sometimes does when typing into the location bar. My place.sqlite is 23Mb with 8 months off history so far.

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Post Posted July 10th, 2009, 3:41 pm

I should have mentioned - there are two known issues with this build:
1) There's lots of flickering as results are populated. This is bug 393902
2) If you keep typing when we don't find anything, you'll hang your browser.
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Mardak
 
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Post Posted July 10th, 2009, 9:28 pm

sdwilsh wrote:If you keep typing when we don't find anything, you'll hang your browser.

It's not a permanent hang though. Things will just be slow because it'll try to search through all your history and find nothing on every key press. But good thing with the new async location bar is that it'll search through all your history pretty-- insanely fast. (Trunk takes ~17 seconds to search through all of history but async takes <2 seconds for me.)

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Post Posted July 11th, 2009, 12:11 am

I think I probably know the answer to this but I will ask anyway. Once this has landed, and any major followup bugs fixed, will this ever land on 1.9.1.x or will it only ever be seen in firefox.next? The speed win is so great it seems a shame to deny it to the majority of the fx users until the next release.

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Post Posted July 11th, 2009, 7:34 am

This will not land in 1.9.1. As far as I know though, Firefox.Next should be out this year, so it won't be too long of a wait.
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Post Posted July 11th, 2009, 10:34 am

sdwilsh wrote:This will not land in 1.9.1. As far as I know though, Firefox.Next should be out this year, so it won't be too long of a wait.

Quoted for posterity :-)

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Post Posted July 11th, 2009, 1:03 pm

chob wrote:Quoted for posterity :-)

Hope I don't regret that!
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Post Posted July 11th, 2009, 3:32 pm

I have another test build for folks to try out. This fixes a possible error condition that could happen in certain circumstances. This build has two known issues:
1) There is a lot of flickering when new results show up. This is being tracked in bug 393902.
2) Your computer will hang for a period of time (it will become responsive again) if you continue to type once no results are found. This is being tracked in bug 503701.

This is built off of a "stable" point of mozilla-central, so it's like using a 3.6 nightly. All the normal warnings apply about using it. I'm told this greatly increases the speed at which results obtained by many people. If you experience any issues (other than the two listed here), please let me know! The builds can be found here.
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Post Posted July 13th, 2009, 7:20 pm

This should be my last post unless folks have any questions/concerns. Builds are now coming from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... st-places/ and are pretty close to mozilla-central.
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Post Posted July 13th, 2009, 9:20 pm

The actual async builds aren't there yet, so you should wait until the timestamps show something on July 14th. Otherwise, you might be able to find async builds in the tinderbox builds.

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Post Posted July 14th, 2009, 5:54 am

er, yeah, what he said. Should be fine to use now!
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