BugDay! turns one year old today

Tuesday March 6th, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes:
This Tuesday marks the 1 year anniversary of BugDay! Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this amazing Community Quality Assurance and Testing effort. We're coming into some exciting times in Mozilla development with some major branches scheduled to land this week (!), including the imagelib rewrite (libpr0n) and object cache and the new necko cache (http:// and ftp://). We're also about a week away from the Mozilla 0.8.1 freeze. And soon after that we'll be seeing the Mail News performance branch with hyatt's new outliner widget and then PSM 2.0 landing. With all this activity the tree needs your help. Join us this Tuesday and every Tuesday for BugDay, a collaborative testing and triage effort for both old and new contributors. Thanks again to all of you who helped make this last year such a success and a special thanks to Chris Nelson, Jason Kersey and Alan Jones for making this possible.

#1 You Know you want to ;)

by ksosez

Tuesday March 6th, 2001 1:42 PM

Come on everyone's doing it. Get involved help out :) Mozilla has really started to roll so now is the time to get involved. If you dont you will will regret it later.

In Chief Wigam voice "Come know you want to" :)

#2 1 year and still kicking bug butt

by doron

Tuesday March 6th, 2001 1:47 PM

Wow, it has been a year now of major bug butt kicking. We have recruited a lot of people who help with bug triaging, test case creation and much more.

What has changed? Mozilla is faster, sleeker. We have more bots than when we started. Bugzilla, however, remains fat, and a lot of work has to be done.

#3 So far so good but...

by Nemo_NX

Tuesday March 6th, 2001 6:48 PM

Maybe adding iframe support sometime son would be a good idea? Yes? No? Has it been marked as a bug yet?

Go to and see all the cool stuff they're doing with iframes that Netscape STILL can't do. :( Specifically the Flat and DThread options and click on a few sub comments to see what happens.

#4 Re: So far so good but...

by asa

Tuesday March 6th, 2001 9:17 PM

I'm not seeing any problems with mozilla's display. Can you be more specific.


#6 Re: So far so good but...

by bzbarsky

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 12:17 AM

I just looked at the source of that page. The JavaScript uses IE-only DOM extensions (mostly document.all, but also using document.frames as a function). Try having the Javascript console open in Mozilla as you interact with the site.

I suggest filing an evangelism bug on this site -- since Mozilla does support iframes and the W3C DOM for iframes quite nicely, it would take the site authors very little work to make their site work with both IE and Mozilla.

#5 Join the fun!

by BHart00

Tuesday March 6th, 2001 9:17 PM

Come on, folks, join Bugday! Although Mozilla is getting good, we still need lots of help. If you are interested at all in Mozilla, join IRC and help us squash some bugs!

Like ksosez said, you know you want to.

#7 great

by cyfer

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 6:16 AM

it is great works, though I am not participating in the development of Mozilla, I think it is really great work that will lead to unimagineable result and if I have time I would like to participated in the mozilla. work hard. you are great guys indeed. moreover, I would like to get some information about XSLT and Simplified Chinese condition of Mozilla.

#10 Re: great

by fab

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 10:28 AM

the XSLT team is working very hard and they should be good to go by Mozilla0.9 (that's what they say :) I'm not sure about simplified chinese, though

#12 Re: Re: great

by cyfer

Thursday March 8th, 2001 6:56 AM

thanks a lot, you are real great guys! and I am a XML developer,thus it is really a good news. I am expecting the 0.9 release.

#11 Re: great

by basic

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 1:44 PM

The only bugs I could find in bugzilla is in the link below. The first bug needs someone with Win2K to check if the bug is still there.

The second one isn't clear whether if it is a editor bug or a view source bug (more like a editor bug to me though).

#13 Re: Re: great

by cyfer

Thursday March 8th, 2001 6:58 AM

sorry, could you specify it?

#14 Re: Re: Re: great

by basic

Thursday March 8th, 2001 11:44 AM

The first bug is about Simplified Chinese display on Windows 2000. It seems that Mozilla crashes when one drags the scrollbar. Someone should test it again.

The second bug is about Simplified Chinese encoded documents not displaying properly in "view source". It mentions using the editor to create the document.

If you can, use Mozilla to test those bugs. Check bugzilla for more info.

#15 I will try it, but I have no Windows 2000...

by cyfer

Sunday March 11th, 2001 6:02 AM

I will try the second. And I have found that the font kaiti_GB2312 (楷体_GB2312)could not be displayed an edition of Mozilla sevral weeks ago. And I will test it on the latest version.

#8 Why IRC

by cyfaone

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 7:11 AM

Why use IRC to chat?. Most people dont know how use Chatzilla. I think people would use and contribute more to bug day, if mozillazine would have a chatroom java applet instead of IRC chat. Most people dont use a IRC chat!!!!

#9 Check the mozillazine navbar

by mozineAdmin

Wednesday March 7th, 2001 7:26 AM

We have a java chatroom applet. Click "chat" on the navbar. It loads a java chat applet which points to the IRC chatroom where bugday is held.

#16 Talkback

by Dehumanizer

Thursday March 15th, 2001 11:44 AM

Do the Talkback "incidents", when Mozilla crashes, get seen by someone?

I'm asking this because recent Mozilla builds have been crashing a lot, usually when I close a window with CTRL-W. So there have been LOTS of incidents reported by me. I haven't reported that as a bug because it doesn't happen all the time, and I haven't been able to pinpoint what causes it... but that's what the snapshots which are sent by Talkback are for, right?

#17 Re: Talkback

by WillyWonka

Friday March 16th, 2001 9:35 AM

I've seen a fairly large list of the most common crashers, which was generated by the talkback releases. And they said that some netscape employees are working on the most frequent ones.

I crash all the time by opening a link in a new window. And I always send in the talkback info, when I looked at the list, I actually spotted a few of my reports. (It was posted to the newsgroup server a couple weeks ago)