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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 9:16 pm

or taking a vacation. They deserve a vacation, IMO.

I suspect, though, they are putting the final touches on v 0.5.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 9:42 pm

ehume wrote:or taking a vacation. They deserve a vacation, IMO.

I suspect, though, they are putting the final touches on v 0.5.


Don't forget they are core mozilla developers too. This is a side-project. Nothing was checked in today for Phoenix, but they could have been helping get 1.0.2 and 1.2 ready.

It's ready when it's ready.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 9:58 pm

Some facts from bonzai:

Joe Hewitt's last Phoenix check-in was over a month ago. Actually, until today he hadn't made any check-ins (at all) in over a month.

Pierre Chanial's last Phoenix check-in was nearly 3 weeks ago.

Blake Ross' last significant Phoenix check-in was made 4 days ago.


The lack of check-ins doesn't mean work isn't being done, but it is clear that the rate of change (and especially major improvements/fixes) is dramatically slower compared with the previous months. This is to be expected with most projects as they mature, of course. Still, with such a small development team and new project, it is somewhat worrying.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 10:32 pm

I forgot David Hyatt - his last Phoenix check-in was over 3 weeks ago.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 10:39 pm

I'm pretty happy with Phoenix as it stands, so I'm not concerned. This close to the holidays, we can probably expect development to slow down considerably until January.

Except for a few minor quirks, I've been pretty happy with a nightly from a few weeks ago. I used to be nutty and grab the latest nightly all the time, but by most measures you could stamp 1.0 on any recent build and I'd be pretty happy with it.

As far as I'm concerned, Phoenix is complete for my needs, everything else is just icing on the cake. :)

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 11:00 pm

I heard that they were going to work on a new project called Vixen with Ben Goodger.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2002, 11:03 pm

pavlov wrote:I heard that they were going to work on a new project called Vixen with Ben Goodger.

I heard they all got jobs at MicroSoft.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 10:57 am

asa wrote:
pavlov wrote:I heard that they were going to work on a new project called Vixen with Ben Goodger.

I heard they all got jobs at MicroSoft.

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Yeah, as if Microsoft was really interested in what consumers want.

I think you all deserve pats on the back for getting this far so quickly.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 1:06 pm

Joe just drops in occasionally to help us out, he's not really a consistent Phoenix developer. He's busy with Netscape projects at the moment.

Dave is extremely busy with Apple work for the next few weeks.

Pierre Chanial is busy trying to get a degree; he'll be back soon.

And me, well, I'm just waiting for some trunk fixes before releasing 0.5. Specifically, the crashes when you go to pages with flash 5 and shockwave, and the fix for intellimouse back/fwd button support. And I'll probably fix the charset autodetector bug (targetted to 0.5) and change the multiple homepage separator character to |. That'll probably be 0.5.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 1:19 pm

Blake wrote:Joe just drops in occasionally to help us out, he's not really a consistent Phoenix developer. He's busy with Netscape projects at the moment.

Dave is extremely busy with Apple work for the next few weeks.

Pierre Chanial is busy trying to get a degree; he'll be back soon.

And me, well, I'm just waiting for some trunk fixes before releasing 0.5. Specifically, the crashes when you go to pages with flash 5 and shockwave, and the fix for intellimouse back/fwd button support. And I'll probably fix the charset autodetector bug (targetted to 0.5) and change the multiple homepage separator character to |. That'll probably be 0.5.


Thanks for the update, Blake. We're all appreciating your work.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 5:17 pm

djst wrote:
Thanks for the update, Blake. We're all appreciating your work.



Amen!

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 3:30 am

Blake wrote:And me, well, I'm just waiting for some trunk fixes before releasing 0.5. Specifically, the crashes when you go to pages with flash 5 and shockwave, and the fix for intellimouse back/fwd button support. And I'll probably fix the charset autodetector bug (targetted to 0.5) and change the multiple homepage separator character to |. That'll probably be 0.5.



FYI - I believe the fix for the Flash/Shockwave crash you are referring to was checked in on Friday evening (<a href="http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&subdir=mozilla/modules/plugin/base/src&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&file=nsPluginViewer.cpp&rev1=1.130&rev2=1.131&root=/cvsroot">nsPluginView.cpp change</a>).

The patch for the Intellimouse and keyboard support looks good to go, although I wouldn't hold up a release for it. And you have since checked in the | separator change. That apparently leaves the charset bug, which I don't know enough about to comment on.

If you're taking nominations for 0.5 bugs, I'd put <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177797">177797</a> at the top of the list.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 5:14 pm

"and the fix for intellimouse back/fwd button support. "

Wow, so that's finally going to work? That would be great, A lot of people have those mice, don't want to install additional software, and have to rely on mouse gestures which obvisously keep breaking now and then. No disrepect to gestures of course, but for me personally the only reason I've ever installed them is for forward and backword movement.

In case anyone wants to read the long history
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30431

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 7:48 pm

jrt wrote:FYI - I believe the fix for the Flash/Shockwave crash you are referring to was checked in on Friday evening (<a href="http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&subdir=mozilla/modules/plugin/base/src&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&file=nsPluginViewer.cpp&rev1=1.130&rev2=1.131&root=/cvsroot">nsPluginView.cpp change</a>).

Nope. The bug in question is http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=179822 and it's not fixed (anyone with flash pre-6 will crash)
jrt wrote:The patch for the Intellimouse and keyboard support looks good to go, although I wouldn't hold up a release for it. And you have since checked in the | separator change. That apparently leaves the charset bug, which I don't know enough about to comment on.

What patch?

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 8:25 pm

asa wrote:
jrt wrote:The patch for the Intellimouse and keyboard support looks good to go, although I wouldn't hold up a release for it. And you have since checked in the | separator change. That apparently leaves the charset bug, which I don't know enough about to comment on.

What patch?

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<A HREF="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=106886&action=view">This one</A>.

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