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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 2:12 am

Put in links to bugs that you think should be release noted for 1.0!

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 5:13 am

Bug 259429 - Software Update does not request proxy authentication and fails
Might be a good idea to list this issue and its workaround in the release notes. (Asa already added "firefox release notes candidate" to the Status Whiteboard)
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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 5:38 am

Bug 243324 - Download manager fails to close with files that download very quickly (small files / cached files)

Edited: forgot this:
Bug 242207 - History of Firefox is lost frequently without crash
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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 6:39 am

Bug 228968 - Downloading a large file ~3GB displays negative status values

This one is pretty front facing, shows up on Linux and Windows, and has gotten a lot of duplicates.

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 6:46 am

Maybe you should add something along the lines of "Why doesn't <x> page look right in Firefox?" to save on bug reports.

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 6:50 am

We forgot to relnote the BiDi UI in the PR release notes. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=bidiui

This UI has been added for BiDi locales (Hebrew, Arabic, Persion, Urdo, Syaric), including four menu command ("Switch Text Direction" in edit and textarea's contextual menu ; "Switch Page Direction" in pages' contextual menu and the View menu) and Accel+Shift+X keyborad shortcut for "Switch Text Direction".
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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 6:52 am

In addition, please relnote the Software Update feature status on OS X.
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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 8:28 am

(1) --- A correct upgrade guide for windows, linux and Max
from firefox 1.0PR to 1.0 do following steps:
from firefox 0.9x to 1.0 do following steps:
from firefox 0.8x to 1.0 do following steps:

also add a note that 1.0 extenison that are not found on the update site can be found at "the extensions mirror" site and use this link: http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=1351

(2) --- A note that many sites will not display correctly because of the activex issue ... and why firefox does not provide a solution ... but workarounds are (see my comments)
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 508#888508

(3) --- A detail listing of know problems with firefox 1.0 and possible workarounds .. after all, any know problems with using 1.0 will not be fix until march 2005 when 1.1 is released

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 8:30 am

Shouldn't the release notes instruct Windows users to uninstall Firefox before upgrading until 247884 is fixed?

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 9:44 am

Bug 251100 Sometimes unable to reorder extensions in extension manager. Sorry Ben, I only just discovered this one :-(

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 9:50 am

MechanicalMan wrote:Shouldn't the release notes instruct Windows users to uninstall Firefox before upgrading until 247884 is fixed?

Not if they've installed it in the middle of C:\Program Files and uninstalling will trash the PC (Bug 233625 )

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Post Posted November 6th, 2004, 4:55 pm

MechanicalMan wrote:Shouldn't the release notes instruct Windows users to uninstall Firefox before upgrading until 247884 is fixed?

That's not too serious (although it is one of the most-duped bugs) - bug 266677 for people that it affects is a more significant issue with installing over the top without uninstalling first.

Also, a bunch of other bugs with the relnote keyword which would hopefully get considered without being nominated here, but just in case:
bug 180962 - insecure form submission warning pops up twice
bug 221963 - hang with older Acrobat versions
bug 255435 - installation fails for "limited account" and breaks existing install
bug 255547 - Release Notes provide incomplete information for profile location
bug 257233 - no UI for bringing back security warnings

and I'm not sure of the bug number, but do the issues with previous Java versions need to go in to the notes?

Couple more:
bug 252371 - find in page does not find in text entry boxes (regression from PR1 and has collected quite a few dupes)
bug 171349 - missing icon in win98 (not too serious, but could tell people about the workaround, and it's also got a bunch of dupes)

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Post Posted November 7th, 2004, 10:15 am

The ones listed in my signature. :)

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Post Posted November 7th, 2004, 10:59 am

bug 228557 is going to be a known crasher
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Post Posted November 7th, 2004, 11:27 am

If I have understood correctly, Ben asks for worthy of mention bugs that have already been FIXED.

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