Some Reasons to Try Out a Nightly Build

Sunday February 13th, 2000

If you haven't tried a nightly build in the past few days, we might have some reasons for you to do so.

Borofkin writes, "The latest nightly build has persistant proxy authentication, making it usable for those of us whose only Internet access is via an authenticating proxy server." I know a lot of people have been asking for this to be implemented.

Second, if you have shied away from using Mozilla's Mail/News because of the slow performance of the thread pane, you should really give it a try now. The threadpane now scrolls smoothly. There are still a few bugs, but the improvement is very noticable.

#10 Things that I hope make it into M14

by damian <>

Monday February 14th, 2000 7:26 PM

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I've been trying the nightly builds almost every day. It's looking pretty smooth. There's just a couple of things that I'm hoping make it into M14.

I got a build a couple of days ago that actually had GFX scrollbars for list boxes, like the one I'm typing this in. They looked a heck of a lot better in mozilla than my GTK theme scrollbars do, and seemed to work flawlessly. Sadly, I haven't seen them in any builds since.

I'm really happy with view manager 2, as it fixes some rather annoying bugs. I hope it will be turned on by default.

Scrolling with arrow keys is still seriously screwed up. Hopefully some kind person will fix it.

Last, and of no significance at all, a build from the other day had a cute splash screen at startup. I thought it was a nice touch.