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bengoodger

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 12:36 am

Firebird 0.8 Branch nightlies are now available in the latest-0.8 folders on the site.

PLEASE TEST THESE BUILDS EXTENSIVELY

I'm no longer targeting a launch this year. I've uncovered enough scary bugs in the last couple of days to give me pause for thought on this, so I'm slipping it a couple of weeks or so... I'm now anticipating a release in the first week of the new year.

Pay special attention to:

The branch builds will contain some important changes that won't be able to make Seamonkey 1.6, so please note:

- binary files served by servers incorrectly sending text/plain should no longer be displayed as garbage in the browser, rather they should be appropriately handled.
- there is a new XPInstall FE. (More details on this later).

Please test these changes when the builds become available and report any critical problems.
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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 1:58 am

Sweet!

I got notice thru email that you were applying the text/plain fix to branch builds only, so i am very eager to get a branch build to test this out. I'm even more interested to learn it will include the new extension installer too!

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 2:40 am

So this means that ->0.8 builds have the text/plain fix but the trunk builds do not?
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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 2:48 am

ummm, yes.

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 3:02 am

In one word - WOW!

I thought mime type problem was never going to be fixed. Glad to have been proved wrong.
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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 3:32 am

it was just a matter of someone making a working fix, and a dev to come along, and go "yeah, cool" apply a few changes and slap it into the core :)

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 9:38 am

I'm not into this gardening thing ( branches, trees, plants, flowers etc. :wink: ). What does it mean to an ordinary user?

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 10:03 am

Image
This is the current mozilla roadmap. If you turned it on its side it'd kind of look like a messed up tree. The heavy black line is the "trunk" and the little red lines sticking off are branches. The picture is a graphical description of what happens in the mozilla.org code management system.

The tree is built up of code contributions. Every time somebody submits a new version of a file, the tree advances along. When it comes time to create a release (e.g. Firebird 0.8 ) someone takes all the files at the top of the tree and tags them. From there, the files travel as a group and changes to the tagged files don't affect the files on the trunk. The both keep traveling along but changes from one don't affect the other.

Hope that was clear enough.

Oh, and bottom line: 0.8 is coming within the next week or so.

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 10:11 am

Thanks a lot mate :)

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 12:09 pm

roomzeiss wrote:What does it mean to an ordinary user?

maybe if you read this stripped quote you will understand:
bengoodger wrote:builds will contain some important changes:

- binary files served by servers incorrectly sending text/plain should no longer be displayed as garbage in the browser, rather they should be appropriately handled.
- there is a new XPInstall FE. (More details on this later).

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 12:24 pm

bengoodger wrote:[...cut]
- binary files served by servers incorrectly sending text/plain should no longer be displayed as garbage in the browser, rather they should be appropriately handled[cut...]


Thousands of thanks to the developers :banana: and please allow me to applaud =D> myself for <a href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=26376">my hard-head</a> ;)

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 1:12 pm

Wooooohooo! Firebird 0.8 here we come.
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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 6:21 pm

Can't wait. Hope it arrives in time for Christmas!

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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 6:39 pm

ok, built the branch - still get this error

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Error: missing } after property list
Source Code:
InstallTrigger.install({ 'NoKeys': { URL: 'file:///cdn/downloads/nokeys/nokeys.xpi', IconURL: file:///cdn/www/img/sharc-2-8.50a.png } });


for this code

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<a href="#" onclick="InstallTrigger.install({ 'NoKeys': { URL: 'file:///cdn/downloads/nokeys/nokeys.xpi', IconURL: file:///cdn/www/img/sharc-2-8.50a.png } });">boing</a>
!!!!cdn!
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Post Posted December 17th, 2003, 6:55 pm

you surely need quote marks round the icon url?

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