BugDay today!

Tuesday December 12th, 2000

Asa Dotzler writes in: "It's BugDay again. Join us today and every Tuesday on IRC for an evening of collaborative bug hunting, triage and discussion. The server is, the channel is #mozillazine and the time is Tuesday afternoon and evening USA time (roughly 10:00PM GMT to 5:00am GMT I think). If you're new to Mozilla or Bugzilla and need some help there will be friendly folks to give you some tips and pointers. If you've been doing this for a while then we could use your help in some bug triage and in helping out the new folks. Hope to see you all at BugDay."

#1 Any other port for irc?

by Azrael

Tuesday December 12th, 2000 4:57 PM

Port 6667 is blocked from where I am, any other ports I can get to from??

#2 Re: Any other port for irc?

by Azrael

Tuesday December 12th, 2000 5:01 PM

6665 got it..

#3 Wonderful BugDay

by fab

Wednesday December 13th, 2000 5:35 AM

I would like to thank all those who helped make this BugDay the best #mozillazine has seen in a long time. Thank you guys, you rock!

#4 screenshots

by macpeep

Wednesday December 13th, 2000 8:52 AM

I know this is off topic but I seem to be unable to get my voice heard othervice. So, here goes:

WHAT'S UP WITH THE SCREENSHOTS SECTION!?!? I mean please, M14 is the latest screenshot! Why don't we have pics of the latest Mozilla nightlies, Netscape 6 and some of the other Mozilla products out there?! Come on!

#5 My bad

by kerz

Wednesday December 13th, 2000 10:58 AM

I've been busy, i have new screenshots, i just need the time to actually put them on a page.

#6 My bad

by kerz

Wednesday December 13th, 2000 10:58 AM

I've been busy, i have new screenshots, i just need the time to actually put them on a page.

#7 offtopic - Where is and

by redvine

Thursday December 14th, 2000 11:22 AM

Off topic, I know, but where else can I ask this?

For two days now I can't reach any of the web sites news servers or ftp servers hosted by Netscape, including,,, etc. I can't reach from home or work. My wife can't reach from her work either. I can reach every other web site I try. I wanted my wife to try Mozilla now that it was stable enough (in my opinion) but can't get her access to it anywhere. How widespread is this blackout? When will it be fixed? What is the source of the problem?

#8 Re: offtopic - Where is and netscape.c

by fab

Thursday December 14th, 2000 4:14 PM

Works for me and for everyone else I think, a problem on your end.

#10 Resolved for me now too

by redvine

Thursday December 14th, 2000 4:51 PM

Seems Jake had the same problem, which restores my own sense that this was an upstream problem of potentially large scale.

The problem was resolved for me too, at about 2:30pm PST. But that still meant no connection to anything Mozilla-ish (except Mozillazine) for about 18 hours. And I'm sure the problem was at least somewhat widespread, with no comments from the world at large.

I wish there were some way to check for large scale web outages to avoid wasting time checking ones own configuration in painstaking detail when the fault was clearly somewhere upstream.

OK, thank you all for you time.

#11 traceroute

by mattdm

Friday December 15th, 2000 1:32 PM

Using the traceroute tool is a good way to figure this stuff out. Either run it from several sites yourself, or compare results with those from a friend. You should be able to identify where the problem is.

#9 Re: offtopic - Where is and netscape.c

by Jake

Thursday December 14th, 2000 4:38 PM

I, too, have been having problems connection to Mozilla's servers. Mozilla was also having problems connection to me (I didn't get any bugmail for a day-and-a-half). I sent a message to my ISP and they forwarded it their Backbone provider. About 4:00 PM ET the problem seemed to get resolved (and I got about 40 bugmails in 5 minutes).

#12 offtopic, but a bug!

by westonmr

Saturday December 16th, 2000 9:52 PM

I know this probably shouldn't go here but...

I just got a new WinME system (I know it stinks, but thats what came with my system). I have a horrible problem with the HTML rendering, navigator portion of Mozilla (and Netscape6 as well). I keep getting a error in "APPCOMPS.DLL" when I try to load a website. What is this! Is it the retarded Windows "ME", or is it a bug in Gecko HTML rendering engine?

#13 Re: offtopic, but a bug!

by fab

Tuesday December 19th, 2000 3:42 AM

Indeed, off topic.. It looks like your profile was corrupted at some point, unfortunately there is no solution to this except to delete your profile directory and mozregistry.dat and then create a new profile with the profilemanager. Hopefully this should fix your problem. Fab.

#14 OFFTOPIC: MozillaQuest

by basic

Tuesday December 19th, 2000 10:31 PM

MozillaQuest have some new articles that might be of some interest. The latest being how to enable those skin/chrome hacks.

#15 No news on news bug?

by hkrause

Wednesday December 20th, 2000 9:17 AM

I've tried to no avail to bring some attention to the "news" bug in which news settings requiring the reader to display only new messages does not stick when you shut down the Mozilla and then open it up later. It always reverts back to show all messages, instead of just new messages

#16 Re: No news on news bug?

by asa

Wednesday December 20th, 2000 12:16 PM

How did you try? Did you file a bug? Did you comment in the existing bug that covers this issue? Did you vote for the bug? Did you help investigate the problem? Did you offer suggestions or a patch?


#17 Re: No news on news bug?

by hkrause

Wednesday December 20th, 2000 9:08 PM

I filed a bug on this issue a long, long time ago, or at least I think I did. Frankly, I haven't been able to find an "existing bug" that covers the issue. I can't be the only person who actually came across this problem...