Build News

Monday March 13th, 2000

We've gotten a few bits of news which we decided to lump together into one news item. First, Jim Bray has written up a doc, "Mozilla on Linux circa 03/10/00", written using Mozilla's "Composer". It details his experiences with the build, and contains some suggestions if you plan on building Moz yourself.

Next, Ruairi Hickey writes in to say that the Mozilla instability problem on Linux SMP systems (bug 21556) seems to have gone away, so give it a spin.

Finally, Sebastian Spaeth writes in to say that the crypto hooks are now in the nightly builds. You still need to grab the PSM package. If you grab it once, on later Mozilla builds you should only have to browse to it on your local drive to get it to work.

#11 Re: CNNFn is using bad browser-sniffing

by wayah

Monday March 13th, 2000 10:41 PM

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Right. The stylesheet problem was what one heard about from the error messages, but the problem causing the looping behavior was actually a meta refresh header with content='300, etctecetc'. The old code wasn't dealing with the comma instead of the expected semicolon. I posted bug 31447 about the problem, and the netscape people figured out it was a refresh problem. I found the code, didn't like the look of it, and came up with a replacement, which is visible as <> I also made a botched-refresh-header testbed-chain, starting with I think my code is substantially better than what I replaced, and while I think it could use more work, it appears the netscape people have no intention of picking it up, so the question is probably moot.