Tree Closes for Mozilla 0.9.6

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 today closed the tree in preparation for the branching of the 0.9.6 Milestone later this week. As usual, will work towards a Friday branch and a release on the following Friday. Check-ins to the tree will be moderated by the Drivers until the branch happens.

UPDATE!: branched for 0.9.6 on Friday, and the trunk has reopened for 0.9.7. Expect to start seeing branch builds sometime this weekend, or on monday.

#1 Recent destabilisation

by gssq

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 7:16 AM

What caused the recent spate of bad builds?

And what's the bug number for the bug where Mozilla shows: <html><head></head></html> just before loading a page? Bugzilla choked up when I queried it for this.

#2 Re: Recent destabilisation

by chrisc

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 7:51 AM

Good poitn about the <html> tags showing up - looks like something to do with HTTP redirection

#4 Re: Recent destabilisation

by schapel

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 8:21 AM

There have been some bad bugs in the past few days, but it looks like they're gone in the second round of November 6 builds:

The bug you mention is bug 106558 and is now fixed:

#27 Re: Re: Recent destabilisation

by sconest

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:07 PM

and reopened becaus of bug 108869

#3 Whatever

by Tanyel

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 8:10 AM

I think they should try to run it before distributing it this time.

#7 Re: Whatever

by sacolcor

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:05 AM

Distributing it? These were automated nightly builds, with big "DOWNLOAD AT OWN RISK" signs. Software projects go through periods like this from time to time. (Although there's probably egg on the face of the developers that checked in and reviewed the broken patches). It's not like this was a milestone.

#8 Re: Re: Whatever

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:21 AM

The "broken patches" were a huge rewrite of lots of form functionality to deal with numerous architectural problems that prevented non-displayed form elements from working. The patch was 900K of code! That means that the reviewers had to carefully read the 900K and catch any and all errors in the code and its interactions with other code.

The fact that only 2 issues arose is a wonder in my opinion.

Also, test builds with this patch were available for weeks. Shame on all of us (including myself) for not trying them. Had we done so, these issues would perhaps have been caught much sooner.

#26 Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:55 AM

Major component rewrites at this stage? Ouch. Rewrites being checked in without basic bug testing? Double ouch.

#29 Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:48 PM

> Major component rewrites at this stage?

It was a case of "rewrite or ship a browser not usable for things like tabbed interfaces in webpages".

Agreed, the testing quality on this was poor.

#30 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:54 PM

> It was a case of "rewrite or ship a browser not usable for things like tabbed interfaces in webpages". <

I sure hope that wasn't the reason. If it was, it underscores the point about feature freeze being vital at this stage. The tabbed interface was a new feature that should have been rejected for the sake of stability. Now you seem to be saying that this new feature caused a major component rewrite which has destabilized not only the product but the bug database for days (and which may well have further destabilizing impact not realized yet).

> Agreed, the testing quality on this was poor. <

You'd think people would have learned about the impact of rewrites after the big code crash earlier this year.

#63 Re: Whatever

by thelem

Thursday November 8th, 2001 2:12 AM

I think he means if websites have their own tabbed interfaces - i.e. a list of options along the top of the page that shows/hides various sections of the page, including form elements.

I don\'t see how this could have anything to do with the multizilla tabbed browsing feature.

#31 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:56 PM

I think I may have read your post incorrectly, though. Are you referring to tabs implemented in HTML using the visibility and display CSS attributes? If so, I wonder why that would only be found out now, but it doesn't seem to bear on the feature freeze issue.

#33 Re: Re: Whatever

by dave532

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:13 PM

Yeah he meant tabbed interfaces implemented in HTML.

AFAIK this bug has been known about for a long time, but has just been getting round to being fixed.

#40 Found out a long time ago

by paulm

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:01 PM

This bug was filed a year and a half ago so it's hardly been "only found out now". I'm sure everyone would have liked to see it fixed sooner (especially as it's a spec compliancy issue blocking a host of other bugs) but it seems to have been a non-trivial bug to fix.

#53 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:04 PM

Yes, I did mean interfaces in HTML. As you saw (since Fabian nicely posted the bug number that I could not recall) this fixes submission of form controls in containers with display:none. This is a must for being able to do complex UI in HTML.

#58 Tabbrowser vs. Tab Navigation

by gwalla

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:44 PM

I believe he meant navigating the page with the tab key.

I've seen people get confused on this issue here and in the n.p.m.* newsgroups. I think we should stick to easily differentiated terms for both features to avoid this problem. I propose "multi-tab interface" for the <tabbrowser> feature, and "tab-key navigation" for the keyboard accessibility issue.

#36 Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by fab

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:31 PM

The rewrite fixed very important DOM and HTML compliance issues that mattered to a lot of business users who write web applications. See bug 34297 for more information. It has fixed an incredible number of form controls bugs and makes the code much easier to understand and to extend. I'm not sure exactly how it helps tabbed browsing, but if boris says so ;-)


#38 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:52 PM

Thanks for the info. This is a year-and-a-half-old bug....

#52 Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by SmileyBen

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 7:21 PM

Lee wrote: >Major component rewrites at this stage? Ouch. Rewrites being checked in without basic bug testing? Double ouch.<

Just thought I'd reply politely, before someone else replies rudely:

This *is* the testing stage, you moron.

#5 Nightly

by rgelb

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 8:54 AM

I downloaded the nov6 nightly and was surprised to see the tab close button gone. Is this a design decision. If so, please bring it back.

PrintPreview is cool but needs the UI to go back to normal view. Also, it only shows one page on framed pages.

On the other hand, this nightly just feels nice & fast. Good work. Tabs are turning out to be the killer feature.

#6 Quick question...

by rgelb

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 8:56 AM

I have a script that starts several copies of Moz (or IE) with my favorite sites at once. Is there a way to tell a single instance of moz to open 5 web sites in different tabs from command line (in Windows)?

#59 Re: Tabs

by slate

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:51 PM

They're baaaaaccckkkk.

#117 Re: Quick question...

by fczuardi

Monday November 12th, 2001 1:06 PM

This issue is the bug #104204

#9 Re: Nightly

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:23 AM

Yes, this is a design decision. It confused the hell out of dozens of users and looked ugly as all hell. You can close tabs by right-clicking (context menu), middle-clicking on the tab, and, soon now, using ctrl-w. Hyatt is also open to suggestions on bringing back the [X] in a way that does not create bad UI. The current thought is to put an [X] on the active tab. Feel free to discuss the issue in n.p.m.ui

#13 Tab closing

by djk

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:19 AM

I was using ctrl-w to close tabs even before the close icon came back (I'm using 2001110703), so that key combo has been around for a little while.

#134 Print preview is in already?

by ed_welch

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 3:49 PM

Cool, I was waiting for that feature. Do you know if it is possible to call it from the embedding API?

#10 Damn

by ERICmurphy

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:25 AM

Once again, my open bugs didn't get fixed and made into the release.

Has much of anything major changed since 0.9.5?

#11 Re: Damn

by tny

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:44 AM

There have been a lot of font-related problems fixed, including Unicode support in OS X.

#19 Re: Damn

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:51 AM

Yeah. Tons of form bugs got fixed, if nothing else.

#25 I know how you feel

by GregV

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:45 AM

I have open bugs too and a few pet peeve ones I've been watching that still aren't fixed. It used to bother me, but I think once you get involved in a project that has a million open issues you understand more.

I've been working on a web site in my spare time, and on my to do list there dozens of minor details that need fixing but have languished for some time because of more important things, both for the site and in real life.

I'm much more sympathetic to Mozilla developers now and don't worry about every bug not being fixed immediately. I've actually been hoping for 97138 (table sizing) to be fixed for a while now because it impacts something I'm working on, but I understand that it wasn't for so long because it doesn't affect most sites. Just relax and wait for the e-mail updates.

Also, the build comments on this site are a great way to find out what's being fixed in general. Almost daily updates, bug summaries as tooltips, and links to the actual bugs. Much more useful than the status reports are.

#49 Bug 97138..

by choess

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 5:41 PM

..was fixed a few days ago. Or was that your point?

#75 Re: Bug 97138..

by GregV

Thursday November 8th, 2001 11:46 AM

Yup, that was my point. In fact, it was specifically mentioned in the build comments the day I posted.

#61 "New Checkins" page

by dipa

Thursday November 8th, 2001 12:36 AM


there is a list of all the fixes of the day. It is a cross platform CVS query and all changes to the tree are listed (including tests, build fixes etc), so it is bloated enough. Links to specific bugs along with descriptions help you in finding interesting bug fixes.

#76 Re: "New Checkins" page

by GregV

Thursday November 8th, 2001 11:53 AM

The reason I like this site's build comments though are because the interesting bugs are culled for you and presented in plain english. I have CCs/votes on bugs I want to follow in detail, and this site for the rest.

#81 Re: Re: "New Checkins" page

by dipa

Friday November 9th, 2001 2:26 AM

>The reason I like this site's build comments though are because the interesting bugs are culled for you and presented in plain english. I have CCs/votes on bugs I want to follow in detail, and this site for the rest.

I follow the same practice but there are always some bugs that have slipped your attention. Besides, some language specific bugs are not covered by the build comments. New Checkins is a nice tool for detecting changes. And I would be very happy if they had a "filter" feature to suppress non-bug related checkins (bustage fixes etc) ...

#12 how about the most annoying tab bugs? fixed yet?

by stylo

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:13 AM

before I download another build on my slow line, did any of this get fixed yet?

-when a tab times out or doesn't load, the url is not written in the address bar. By then you forget what you right-clicked on, or left the original page, so you're screwed. I hate this one.

-Ctrl-T doesn't work while the tab you are on is loading.

-often have to close a tab two times to get it to close. (never offline, though!)

-Oh, and the wacky textarea editing problems messing up my posts all the time.


#14 Re: how about the most annoying tab bugs? fixed ye

by evlg

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:30 AM

The 2001-11-06-03 build for Win32 i downloaded last night had much improved tab support. Options for Ctrl+Click on a link to open in new tab, etc.

They did kill the [x] to close the tab, which I thought was a big mistake. Hopefully it will come back in some form soon. Having to middle click is a mess, and I'd prefer to have a close button single clickable. I think that hiding the [x] until your mouse is over it is a problem, because there is no indication that the [x] will appear until you happen to go to mouse over the tab. Having the [x] static seemed fine to me - why not add a bit of text next to it that says "Close Surrent Tab" and then have a preference to turn that text off for power users?

#24 The X is back

by WillyWonka

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:21 AM

The X is back.

#15 Re: how about the most annoying tab bugs? fixed ye

by schapel

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:30 AM

You can check Bugzilla for those bugs:

If you vote for the bugs, you not only indicate that they are important to you, but also you get e-mail updates when they get fixed.

#39 Wacky textarea bug

by GregV

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:52 PM

The wacky textarea bug is 101122. Add yourself to the CC if you want to know when it's updated.

Recently a comprehensive testcase was added and Kin took it, so it might get some traction soon.


by CatamountJck

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:39 AM

Sorry, this is waaaaaaaaaay offtopic but does anybody know whatever happened to Mozilla themes at When clicking Get New Themes from the View|Apply Theme menu it brings you to a page with a 404 error. Just curious


by CatamountJck

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:41 AM

Sorry, this is waaaaaaaaaay offtopic but does anybody know whatever happened to Mozilla themes at When clicking Get New Themes from the View|Apply Theme menu it brings you to a page with a 404 error. Just curious


by WillyWonka

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:19 AM changed their entire site. The link in mozilla needs to be changed to reflect that link or should put a redirect page to the proper location on their site.

#28 Re: Re: OFFTOPIC:

by drosoph

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 1:32 PM

Well, I think I found it .. but it only has ONE theme ... ?!?

#32 they all need to be reloaded

by joschi

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:01 PM

I think wanted to get rid of unmaintaned themes from their site by forcing authors to reregister their themes... and I believe there was also some new meta data in the new site, so the couldn't just convert directly from the old site to the new.

#34 Mozilla section not working

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:17 PM

Please note the Mozilla section is not functional. Go to and try and install the only theme on the site, the JavaScript triggers have been set up wrong.

This is a known about bug but they don't seem to want to fix it, email to indicate that you'd like to see this fixed.

#18 CTRL-TAB vs Mouse click

by mariuz

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:49 AM

I use sometime Opera and when i want to swich the browser child windows (tabs) i do an CNTRL-TAB This could be cool for long time users and yes CNTRL-F4 (for closing the things) i saw the Msn(explorer) i want to say it could be cool to have the close-minimise buttons with in the same theme so and kill the system-windows upper bar

#20 Re: CTRL-TAB vs Mouse click

by bzbarsky

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:54 AM

cntrl-tab switches frames and will stay that way. ctrl-pgup/ctrl-pgdown change tabs

#64 Re: Re: CTRL-TAB vs Mouse click

by pirat

Thursday November 8th, 2001 2:50 AM

Shhh, this goes against almost all tabbed programs on every platform. Anybody here ever used ^TAB for frame switching in non-text browser? Mozilla really needs UI for custom key-binding settings. But with them spread about all thinkable files... Looks like Mozilla's getting more and more to places the creators never dreamed of ^_^

#21 Password dialog

by sleepy

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:10 AM

I've not tested night builds for a while, and when I finally have a chance to download the latest nightly build (11/6), I found a pretty serious problem with the password manager. Whenever I visit a site that has multiple username/password stored in my profile, the password dialog pops up, but it can never be dismissed. Closing the dialog results in a crash. Has this bug been filed?

#22 Re: Password dialog

by WillyWonka

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:18 AM

The form problems (Including crashes involving the password manager) seem to have been fixed in this mornings build. The password manager dialog does seem to have some problems displaying but I'm not seeing any crashes.

And there is the beginings of a print preview too!

#92 One more thing about password manager

by pkb351

Friday November 9th, 2001 8:01 PM

On a site such as Mozillazine the password manager pops up every time a new post is read and asks for the password. This is not the best design IMHO. If the user remains at Mozillazine the password manager should only pop up once. It should automatically fill in the same values without a dialogue box continually reasking for the information again. If there is more than one password for Mozilazine the password manager pops up as each nedw post is read. The reason this happens is that each time a reply is posted the password manager thinks this is a new password beause it has a different title and store this as a new password. With multiple passwords the password manager continues to pop up as each post is read. This ia annoying. I wonder if a button could be added to the password manager such as "use only this password" and a menu item if the user wants to substitute another user name/password for the one currently selected? On some chat boards you might want several "niknames", but do not want the password manager poping up unless you want to change your nikname. If the password manager pops up after each post when reading chat boards such as "Mozillazine" this will make it harder for new users being comfortable adopting Mozilla/Netscape.

#70 Re: Password dialog

by jonabbey

Thursday November 8th, 2001 9:22 AM

That was bug 108637 (, and it has been fixed.

#71 Re: Password dialog

by jonabbey

Thursday November 8th, 2001 9:23 AM

Note: mozillazine doesn\'t like URL\'s in parentheses.

That was bug 108637, and it has been fixed.

#72 Re: Password dialog

by jonabbey

Thursday November 8th, 2001 9:24 AM

Sigh, it doesn\'t like commas, either. This time for real.

That was bug 108637 and it has been fixed.

#35 Print preview bug

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:20 PM

Go to Select File | Print Preview

The page is shown incorrectly and flows off the page. Take a look, I don't know how to describe it, so if someone more familiar with bugzilla than me could file a bug or check to see if it;s reported. Let me know the bug number.


#37 Re: Print preview bug

by schapel

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:51 PM

That looks like a problem with the site rather than a problem with print preview. Resize the browser window and you'll see that the page doesn't render any differently. Sites that are designed with a fixed width are going to have problems if the browser window it's displayed on or the page it's printed on isn't that wide.

#41 Re: Re: Print preview bug

by LarryWest42

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:41 PM

Yes, I think that's right. With IE6.0 on Windows 98SE, normal U.S. setup, the print preview truncates the graphics at about the "Y" in "JOURNEY".

#43 Re: Re: Print preview bug

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:59 PM

I was talking about a bug in the way the page is displayed in the Mozilla Print Preview window (only in the latest nightlies) not print preview in IE or Netscape 4.x

#44 Re: Re: Re: Print preview bug

by schapel

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 4:13 PM

Yes, I am also talking about the way the page is displayed in the Mozilla Print Preview Window. I am using build 2001110703 on Windows 2000. The way it is displayed in Print Preview in that version of Mozilla is exactly the same as the way it is printed from that version of Mozilla and is exactly the same as it looks in the browser version in that same version of Mozilla.

The site itself has a problem that it has a fixed width page. If the browser window or the printed page is narrower than that width, the site is truncated. The problem is with the site. Feel free to enter a Tech Evangelism bug in Bugzilla if someone hasn't already.

#45 Re: Re: Print preview bug

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 4:18 PM

On a print preview window you're not meant to have some image floating off the edge of a page. I know they shouldn't use fixed width but that's not the issue here. It's that the print preview window should not show the part of the image that isn't on the paper, it looks very strange indeed.

The image should be truncated.

I'm using buildid 2001110703/Win2ksp2

#47 Re: Re: Re: Print preview bug

by basic

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 4:28 PM

sounds like a feature request. Mind filing a feature "bug" in bugzilla?

#50 Overflow bug?

by WillyWonka

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 6:24 PM

It looks to me like an overflow bug. I seem to remember there being a bug with mozilla's support for overflow clipping.

Actually overflow: hidden has a lot of problems with it, IF that's what they're using, it will probably take a little bit of work to fix it.

#42 Re: Print preview bug

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:43 PM

Well it maybe a problem with the site expecting a fixed width however when you select print preview it should show what is printed, for one print preview wasn't taking into account of the right hand side margin for this particular site.

#46 Cool feature - favicon

by pauljs

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 4:25 PM

In the latest upto the minute nightly build I've got the 2001110703 build there's a cool new feature - favicon support, but in a more useful way than IE has it.

If you enable the following option in Edit > Preference > Appearance > Show Web Site Icons then the tabbed browser adds support for IE's favicons to the tabs. So when you've got a lot of tabs open you can still easily see which ones are from which site.

It's good that this feature is a preference tho.

#54 Re: Cool feature - favicon

by gssq

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:48 PM

Yeah, interesting, if a bit annoying (sometime).

#82 Re: Cool feature - favicon

by yannick

Friday November 9th, 2001 5:47 AM

Yes, this is cool but this has been disabled in the current build. Do you know how to enable it in the prefs.js?

#85 site icons vs favicons

by saberunit02

Friday November 9th, 2001 9:56 AM

anybody know what's the difference between site icons and favicons? I saw these preferences in the all.js

pref("", true); pref("", true);

Setting site_icons to true seem to allow for IE's shortcut icons. However, I noticed that only when I set favicons to true, does mozillazine's icon show up. Also, looking at mozillazine's source does not reveal a <link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="favicon.ico"> tag. Does anyone know this is accomplished?

#86 Re: site icons vs favicons

by dave532

Friday November 9th, 2001 12:00 PM

site icons are those specified by <link rel="icon"> (or shortcut icon to be compatible with IE), favicons are those icons that are implied by being at

#48 Mac (classic) doubles/echos every character typed

by nagano

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 4:52 PM

TThhee llaasstt ffeeww nniigghhttllyy bbuuiillddss eecchhooss eevveerryy cchhaarraacctteerr yyoouu ttyyppee.. TThhiiss mmaakkeess mmoozziillllaa wwoorrtthhlleessss,, ssiinnccee tthheerree iiss nnoo ssuucchh tthhiinngg aass ..ccoomm iinn aannyy ddnnss..

The last milestone build for Older macs works fine. The last few nightly ones exhibit the weird typing bug. I am running it on 8600 with macOS 8.6 and an ADB keyboard. I\'ll try this latest build on a powerbook running 8.6 later tonight.

#51 Re: Mac (classic) doubles/echos every character

by nagano

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 7:16 PM

One build (2001-11-06-12-trunk/MacMozillaFullInstall.sea.bin) Three Macs, three downloads.

All of them exhibit the doubling of typed characters. Turn that thumb down.

Note: no usb macs were tested. Is this bug limited to non-usb keyboards?

#56 This bug has been filed

by pkb351

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:02 PM

This is bug 106022

If you use Mac 8.6 Mozilla is totally unuseable. I HOPE that bug 106022 is fixed before 0.96 is released! I don't usely speak up and ask that a specific bug be fixed--BUT THIS BUG MUST BE FIXED.

#55 Something very weird in 2001110703

by gssq

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:51 PM

2001110703 is great, and since 2001110603, the collapsed headers bug has been fixed.

But there's something weird. On webpages, before an image has been downloaded, I'm seeing yellow smilie faces. A personal touch from some Mozilla developer? :)

Oh, and search from the URL bar seems broken again.

#57 Re: Something very weird in 2001110703

by choess

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 10:56 PM

Quirks mode behavior has been changed to put a "broken image" placeholder in. The icon hasn't reached the tree yet, so they grabbed the closest one they could find. :-)

#69 Re: Re: Something very weird in 2001110703

by gssq

Thursday November 8th, 2001 7:24 AM

But they display the smily even *before* they try loading the image.

#73 Re: Re: Re: Something very weird in 2001110703

by sconest

Thursday November 8th, 2001 9:51 AM

There are 2 different images : one for loading and one for broken. Maybe there should be one for blocked image.

#74 Re: Re: Re: Something very weird in 2001110703

by stylo

Thursday November 8th, 2001 11:02 AM

there's also a page with "object has moved" with a link before the page loads. 20011106

#60 OT: Mozilla Logo

by simifilm

Thursday November 8th, 2001 12:04 AM

Something quite off topic: I was looking for a Mozilla logo for my Homepage. Something like "Best Viewed with Mozilla", does this exist, I couldn't find it.



#65 Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by emlyn

Thursday November 8th, 2001 3:28 AM

The World Wide Web Consortium has CSS-compliance images to put on your page. I think one can take it as read that stardards-compliant pages are best veiwed with a recent version of Gecko. does not encourage people to put Best Viewed With stickers on their pages because Mozilla is all about open standards.

#66 Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by simifilm

Thursday November 8th, 2001 4:57 AM

My point is that many people simply don't know that Mozilla exists and with it displays correct code correctly. Therefore I think such a logo would make sense.

#80 Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by emlyn

Thursday November 8th, 2001 10:37 PM

You could be right. Okay, I'll think of something. Such an image shouldn't say Mozilla only - Opera gets all but the most complex CSS correct, too. And IE 6 isn't complete crap when it comes to standards. But I'll come up with something.

#83 Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by Silverthorn

Friday November 9th, 2001 7:02 AM

Well... it doesn't need to be a "best viewed with" button. You could do a "Mozilla Now!" type of button. =)


#88 Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by SubtleRebel

Friday November 9th, 2001 1:52 PM

How about a "Standards Now" button ?

Or "Best viewed in something other than IE" ?

#91 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by emlyn

Friday November 9th, 2001 7:51 PM

Netscape Communicator version 4 is "something other than IE". I can assure you, my page, or anyone's page, is not best viewed with Netscape Communicator version 4. (No offense to any Netscape people or anything, I realise that it was alright when it was first released)

Well, if it's just for standards, then the Webstandards Project already has way of making you upgrade your browser, and they suggest Netscape 6.2, Opera 5, or IE 6.

So I guess a Mozilla button is needed, but where would it link to? If it's just to plain, then people won't know what to do - there isn't anything telling them to download mozilla, just nonsense about binaries and testing and milestones and hacking, which is clearly nothing but gibberish - line noise, perhaps, caused by a faulty network connection. It is the assumption of the homepage that anyone looking at it already knows everything there is to know about Mozilla. And you'll not get to encourage people to download Mozilla except for debugging purposes, and there are already Best Viewed With Netscape 6 images (I think).

So... suggestions? If, perhaps, someone with a server capable of handling traffic had a Introduction To Mozilla type page that linked to the ftp site...?

#97 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by JayeshSh

Saturday November 10th, 2001 12:45 PM


You make a great point! Your line about all the jargon used on Mozilla site reflects what I first felt when I visited the site: "What are all these technical terms? How about a gentle introduction to what Mozilla is and why I should be interested in it?"

As far as a site providing a gentle introduction to Mozilla: try Newzilla: . The author of Newzilla has done a great job in presenting loads of information in a visually pleasing and technically clear and understandable way. As is redesigning its webpage, it should consider creating a gentle introduction to beginners, which should be posted prominently on its webpage. Additionally, it should improve its glossary of mozilla jargon, and make that easily available. Additionally, make the documentation on the website easily available and searchable (Atomz, for the search engine, maybe? ).

About the issue of a "best viewed with Mozilla" button: I think this issue is related to the issue of Mozilla evangelism. Even if you don't have a "Best viewed with Mozilla" button, you could still have one of the following buttons, (designed to spread the popularity of Mozilla, without arguing for browser-specific pages): "Mozilla is cool" or "Run with the lizard - Get Mozilla" or "Championing web standards: Can you Gecko?" or "WoahZilla! - Mozilla is fast, stable and cool! - Get it now!". My point is: There are so many people who are working hard on and believe in Mozilla - and if they want to ensure its success, they have to help spread its popularity. Mozilla needs some coherent identity, which can be popularized accross various media. Another related issue is: the start-up logo on some older mozilla builds was not very impressive. I have not checked recent builds, so maybe that has improved. To make my point clearer: Netscape's branded version of Mozilla is all coolness and polish: what about a similarly polished look for Mozilla?

Some words of praise to all those people working hard on Mozilla: great work, guys and gals! It's hard making good software, and even harder co-ordinating a large group of developers on a project as large and ambitious as this. I have been impressed with word of new features gleaned from newsgroup postings, such as print preview(My first reaction: "Print Preview in Mozilla: OMG!!!"), tabs and icons. now the only features I am left wondering about are: saving images along with locally-saved webpages, the "publishing" (ftp) feature, improved usability (make checking and sending email easier) and stability in Mail. Once all that is accomplished: hey, I'd call it a 1.0 browser!

Get back to the original topic of this post: If any of you have ideas on buttons/logos which could be part of a Mozilla evangelism campaign, please let me know.


- Jayesh

#100 pages

by emlyn

Sunday November 11th, 2001 4:55 AM

> Additionally, make the documentation on the website > easily available and searchable (Atomz, for the > search engine, maybe?

This is a perfect example of what I mean. You *can* search the site, but it's not obvious how. Not at all obvious.

#98 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by emlyn

Saturday November 10th, 2001 8:20 PM

How about a button espousing the goodness of specifically Gecko? Not Mozilla, but Gecko. That way, we'll be encoraging people to get CSS-complaint browsers, and I think that most gecko-based browsers also do the Document Object Model as decreed by W3C, so that should be enough. That way, we won't be upsetting by getting people to think Mozilla is end-user targetted, and we give users a choice of standards compliant browsers, *and* raise awareness about the Mozilla Project.

#99 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by JayeshSh

Sunday November 11th, 2001 2:04 AM


Good idea about creating a Gecko promotion/evangelism page! Gecko is common and critical to Mozilla, Netscape, and scores of other products such as Galeon, K-Meleon and Activestate's Komodo development environment. It is a developing/burgeoning "standard" for some products, and is importantly different from the "old" Netscape 4.x technology, in that it *can* be employed in other products, whereas the "older" technology could not.

Having a Gecko Advocacy page would have several aims: * Educate people on what Gecko is and why it could be useful/important to them * Educate people on how is different from the "old" 4.x Netscape technology, and why it is critical to the Mozilla project. * Provide a forum for beginners to ask questions about Mozilla and receive prompt repies. * Create greater awareness of how Gecko ties in with other technologies such as XUL - and thus enlist the support of graphic designers to create more themes for Mozilla / Netscape. (Winamp has done a great job of gaining popular support for its "themes"/ skins. Granted making a Netscape theme is probably much harder, but still, we should ask: why are there only a handful of "good" themes available for Netscape? *Establish the credibility of Gecko as a solid component of an Internet-aware product within the business community, thus encouraging more companies to use it in their product (including Netscape's parent: AOL and Compuserve).

Tell me what you think of such a site. Will it work? What would we need? What should we watch out for? Are the aims clearly defined enough?

Feedback - good and bad - , please!


- Jayesh

#111 Not to be confused with Geico

by SubtleRebel

Monday November 12th, 2001 10:40 AM

Have to make sure people do not think that we are recommending that they change insurance companies. :-)

#93 IMHO this is not the way to go.

by pkb351

Friday November 9th, 2001 8:32 PM

I don't think a logo with the message "Best Viewed with Mozilla" is the best way to go. Mozilla is not about using propritary(sp) code which only works in Mozilla. You can on the other hand make an argument for puting up a logo stating "This site is best viewed in IE." IE does use some propritary HTML and other stuff which only works in IE (and sometimes Windows with activeX).

May I suggest a better solution? See if there is a "W3C" logo and add the statement "This site is W3C standards compliant. This site is best viewed in browers that comply with the W3C standards such as the most recent versions of Internet Explorer (5.5+), KMelon, Netscape 6.2+"

Why. If you add a logo with "Best viewed by Mozilla" you risk adding the message something like "everyone who uses a different browser is an idiot" which is what microsoft does with IE. But if you provide the message: "Best viewed with a W3C compliant browser" and politely suggest some W3C compliant browsers then you are making a much more valuable statement: Standards complience is what is important for the WEB to succeed, not what browser on uses. A "Best Viewed with Mozilla" logo is not good evangelism for Mozilla. This is much different form a "made with a Mac" logo. The Mac logo states that macs are good for Web design, but as blantently say in its subtext that what you use is crap. A "Best viewed with Mozilla" logo includes the subtext that what you are using is crap which may or may not be the case if the site is coded to W3C standards.

BTW if you add a W3C logo to your site you must insure the site is W3C complient.

#94 Re: IMHO this is not the way to go.

by simifilm

Saturday November 10th, 2001 1:36 AM

I have an XHTMTL and a CSS compliance logo in my site, but the point is that people have to get made aware that something like Mozilla even exists. Maybe the logo should only be \\\"Support Mozilla\\\" or \\\"Mozilla now\\\".

AFAIK Mozilla is the only browser besides iCab that supports the <link>-tag, therefore my site is best viewed with Mozilla (for the moment at least).

#104 Why not simply suggest

by pkb351

Sunday November 11th, 2001 7:10 PM

It is good to let people know about Mozilla. I feel the more important taks is to let visitors to a site know how important it is to follow standards. A simple phrase such as "To best view this site please use a standards complient browser such as (provide a few examples of standard complient browsers." If the importance of standards for the internet is not avocated in some manner, and a banner is a good way without being to preachy, then we may in the near future begin to require IE in order to be allowed to view many sites. There are many choices for a standard complient browser. If we only plug Mozilla (or Netscape 6.x) and the visitor does not like our choice, all we may do is annoy the visitor. If we politely suggest that the visitor will view the site best with a standards complient browser and let them choose which browser best meets this need for them, we have kept the visitor happy while at the smae time made a subtile plug that the internet works best when it follows common W3C standards.

#62 search-field above maillist: very good!

by rein

Thursday November 8th, 2001 12:57 AM

I just downloaded the nightly build of 7/11 and was surprised by the new search-field on top of the mail-list in the mailer: wonderfull and very practical. My complements!

#67 Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by davidbalch

Thursday November 8th, 2001 5:52 AM

It's Worth bearing in mind that Moz isn't really a Joe Consumer browser - If your -really- wanted to put a "Best viewed with..."[1] then it should be for Netscape/Galeon/etc...

[1] I agree with the stance that you should be able to view with any browser that supports the standards.

#68 Re: Re: OT: Mozilla Logo

by SubtleRebel

Thursday November 8th, 2001 6:17 AM

So are you suggesting that what he needs is an animated GIF that cycles through all of the Mozilla based browsers?


#77 WHY NOT ??

by ihxo

Thursday November 8th, 2001 12:43 PM

"Moz isn't really a Joe Consumer browser"

.... why not ?? Do you need to make all opensource project like linux (not joe consumer OS) ??

#78 Re: WHY NOT ??

by schapel

Thursday November 8th, 2001 2:01 PM

From the Releases page: "We make binary versions of of Mozilla available for testing purposes only!. We provide no end user support. If you use our binaries, we strongly encourage you to participate in the various mailing lists and newsgroups hosted by Please report any bugs you find to bugzilla! That, of course, is the whole reason we make these binaries available."

From the Getting Involved with page that is the default home page for Mozilla: "Congratulations! You've downloaded a Mozilla build. This means that you've volunteered to become part of the Mozilla testing community. Great! Welcome aboard. Helping out won't take much of your time, doesn't require special skills, and will help improve Mozilla."

Joe Consumer doesn't want to "get involved" or report bugs, so it's better for him to use Netscape, Galeon, or one of the other browsers based on Mozilla.

And, of course, the place to report bugs is in Bugzilla, not here! ;-)

#79 nice features but...

by mozillaMan

Thursday November 8th, 2001 7:22 PM

I really appreciated two new features- the tabbed pane browsing and the new search bar at the top in the Mail/News. Very very useful. Whoever thought of the are awesome. It is a very useful feature, but how come I have never seen any other program come up with it before? Good job guys.

Having said that, I think empahsis should be placed on fixing existing bugs. Whan is the Composer ever going to be decently usable? It seems to have stability issues. And of course tehh perview feature is not working yet. Anyone know when that will be working? The Mail/News also seems to have some issues. Formatting messages using HTML (ie non plain text) is not very flawless. I found some buggy implimentration of bolding around with it. Type multiple paragraphs and try to bold workds from diff paragraphs by selecting them. The bolding is not very clean. sometimes the text even disappears. I have already reported this bug. Also, in textarea, sometimes, the word closest to the scrollbar(of the textarea) disappear!

I think, as I am sure the developers realize, we need to fix these almost "in your face" bugs before 1.0...we seem to awfully close to it.

#84 Re: nice features but...

by strauss

Friday November 9th, 2001 9:50 AM

> I really appreciated two new features- the tabbed pane browsing and the new search bar at the top in the Mail/News. Very very useful. Whoever thought of the are awesome. It is a very useful feature, but how come I have never seen any other program come up with it before? <

The tabs are from Opera, and the search bar is from Outlook.

#87 OT: Mozilla source tarball

by jfallesen

Friday November 9th, 2001 1:34 PM

I am doing my Mozilla stuff on a FreeBSD system where I tweak a few things in the configuration for my own needs. Regularly, I download the source tarball from the /pub/mozilla/nightly/latest-trunk directory.

However, this has not been updated since 31 October. Does anybody know why this is so and when a new tarball can be expected in there?

#96 Re: OT: Mozilla source tarball

by ibotan

Saturday November 10th, 2001 8:37 AM

The machine that uploads source was down due to 'network problems' last I heard. It's supposed to be brought up again any time now. See bug 106009.

#89 Off-topic: MozillaZine in secure mode :-)

by rkl

Friday November 9th, 2001 3:16 PM

Just spotted this amusement for folks to ponder: (i.e. MozillaZine in secure mode)

Accept the secure certificate and you get the site selling all sorts of boots ! No sign of lizard-skin boots though... :-)

#90 Re: Off-topic: MozillaZine in secure mode :-)

by yivi

Friday November 9th, 2001 6:31 PM

Don't worry. Every single shoe is standards compliant.

You shouldn't have any problem walking... unless the floor was constructed using propietary materials.

#105 Re: Re: Off-topic: MozillaZine in secure mode :-)

by Tanyel

Sunday November 11th, 2001 7:29 PM

Maybe it would be better to make the shoes compliant with the floor since we're all forced to comply with the floor anyway.

#118 Re: Re: Re: Off-topic: MozillaZine in secure mode

by tny

Monday November 12th, 2001 1:37 PM

As in "maybe it would be better to make the shoes compliant with a cobblestone floor since we're all forced to comply with the cobblestone floor anyway."

#95 Re: Off-topic: MozillaZine in secure mode :-)

by dave532

Saturday November 10th, 2001 4:30 AM

It's to do with the fact that a non SSL web server can host multiple domains on the one IP so the people who host MozillaZine will also host a multitude of other sites on the same IP address (the HTTP Host: header is used for this).

However there's no such thing as this for SSL and each secure site needs its own IP address. So it just happens that the IP address used for is also used for the secure site for a shoe vendor. If MozillaZine decided they needed SSL for some reason they'd need a new IP address.

#101 Love ya work, fellas!

by VlaadtI

Sunday November 11th, 2001 6:51 AM

Loving tabbed browsing, loving Netscape 6 (though I\'ll love it more when I can get some more themes for it, esp. OrbitII and Mozillium), loving every thumbs-up nightly that I come across, and very happy with it\'s headway and extensibility which is bringing it beyond the monolithic Internet Explorer series of beast. Got it? I love it! However...

There\'s one thing that I\'m really curious about: beyond whatever documentation is provided by Mozilla, do developers of 3rd party plugins and extensions get any other assistance from the Mozilla team? If so, perhaps Macromedia could use one of the guys for a day or two in order to resolve bug 99974 (or even 93959 if they\'re feeling frisky ;D)?

I also reckon it\'d be a good idea to go into full lock down until all blocker, critical, major and normal bugs can be condensed into a workable list. Heaps of these are duplicates, and even more are caused because of underlying dependancies, and therefore are resultant of the one bug, not a new bug altogether. The contributors at MozDev are doing a great job with their own extensions, but having the Mozilla base made air tight would make the thing damn-near unbreakable, which would be great both for developers (of pages and/or plugins), and the end users.

Unfortunately, I don\'t know much about the current lock down (until 0.9.6), but I\'m curious as to what the lock down is in pace to achieve, and what it\'s constraints are (assuming that the constraints must be satisfied before release of 0.9.6), so if anyone could enlighten me...?

#102 great, but then I just saw this

by stylo

Sunday November 11th, 2001 11:45 AM

I just saw this at our card processor's site:

********** Netscape 6.x or 6.1 - Technical Issues - September 27, 2001

We have recently been informed that customers using Netscape 6.x or 6.1 are encountering errors when attempting to purchase from an InternetSecure merchant. Most commonly, a customer will complete the first page of the InternetSecure order form pages and then will receive a notice stating:


We Cannot Process Your Transaction. Cannot find one or any of these variables: MerchantNumber, Products, ReturnURL or ReturnCGI.


According to the engineers at Netscape, the newest versions of their internet browser; Netscape 6.0 and higher, use a different encryption algorithm. Unfortunately this algorithm interferes with most online banking software including InternetSecure's payment processing gateway. Netscape recognizes the issue and is working to correct it.

Some banks, such as CIBC have issued a statement advising their users "not to upgrade".

You may wish to place a notice on your website informing your customers of the issues involved and that Netscape 6.x users may phone or fax their orders to you.


Seemed to work fine in the latest nightly, but I didn't go all the way through. Anyone know more?

I love the newest nightly btw. ctrl-click with background loading? woohoo!

#103 Re: great, but then I just saw this

by AlexBishop

Sunday November 11th, 2001 1:55 PM

Sounds like it could be a problem with server not being compliant with TLS/SSL 3.0 but I believe that was 'fixed'* in 6.1.

* By fixed I mean that a workaround was implemented to compensate for the servers' bugs.


#106 Netscape 4.79??

by jedbro

Sunday November 11th, 2001 10:08 PM

Anyone know what's up with this release???

Why is netscape woring about this sh*t browser when they have 6.2 out there?

Could someone enlightenme?


#107 Re: Netscape 4.79??

by bzbarsky

Sunday November 11th, 2001 10:50 PM

"Win XP integration and security fixes"

4.7 has a _much_ bigger install base than 6.2

#108 Re: Netscape 4.79??

by dave532

Monday November 12th, 2001 3:13 AM

I read on one of the Netscape newsgroups that iPlanet does all the work on Netscape Communicator these days.

#109 because 4.x works better than mozilla?

by johann_p

Monday November 12th, 2001 7:51 AM

hmm, let me see ... maybe because many users still prefer 4.x because - it shows more sites as intended by non-standards obeying designers? some people simply cannot affort to not visit sites just because they arent comformant. - it has many useful features especially in MailNews that mozilla lacks? - it is available for more unix flavors and i dont need to go to sun and register to get it for solaris That would be enough reasons for me, wouldnt mozilla be much more stable than 4.74 But if 4.79 has better stability, i wouldnt know why not to prefer it over mozilla. can anybody give me reasons? :)

#113 Re: because 4.x works better than mozilla?

by Trucoto

Monday November 12th, 2001 11:50 AM

And it has a usable mail client.

#120 Re: Netscape 4.79??

by FattMattP

Monday November 12th, 2001 6:33 PM

Netscape 6.2 doesn't have roaming. Some of us can't upgrade until the newer versions support roaming.

#125 Re: Re: Netscape 4.79??

by evlg

Monday November 12th, 2001 9:15 PM

Yes PLEASE implement roaming!

I have convinced my boss to switch, except for roaming....

#128 Re: Netscape 4.79?? Don't exist yet...

by rkl

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 6:41 AM

Er, well, you've done better than me at getting NS 4.79 - I went here:

and then tried to go into each of the windows, mac and unix directories. They *all* said "permission denied". This is confirmed by looking at mirrors of the site (e.g. at, which also can't get anything from the site either.

Also, there are no release notes where you'd expect:

says "Page Not Found".

It looks like 4.79 is imminent, but virtually every 4.7X release has come out with a "whimper" (no news sites, not even Linux ones, cover it), so you've got to hope that this will be the last ever 4.X release...

#131 Re: Netscape 4.79?? Don't exist yet...

by zevious

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 10:27 AM

Try this. I downloaded it here several days ago and it appears to be still working this morning..

#135 now available from Netscape

by thegoldenear

Wednesday November 14th, 2001 9:57 AM

it wasn't available from there when I tried but it's now available from Netscape at:

#110 Spam

by AlexBishop

Monday November 12th, 2001 10:39 AM

I got the following message in my Inbox today. Like all the best pieces of spam, it came twice:


I visited and I noticed that you are not listed on some search engines. I am sure you can increase the number of people who visit . Do you know TrafficMagnet? TrafficMagnet is a unique technology that instantly submits your web site to over 300,000+ search engines and directories every month. This is a very low-cost and effective way of advertising your site.

To check our prices and submit to 300,000+ search engines, go to

I would love to hear from you.

Best Regards, Christine Hall Sales & Marketing

This was followed by a nice animation of a magnet attached to a minaturised MozillaZine screenshot with lots of people being pulled towards it.

I guess they harvested my address because it's attached to my comments and assumed that any addresses on the site must be owned by someone involved in its administration.

Did anyone else get this message or should I feel special?


#112 Re: SPAM

by zevious

Monday November 12th, 2001 11:22 AM

I've gotten that email on just about every domain I "own". I even got that one once on a website that is totally offline at this point. My assumption is that they are doing some sort of domain search and just sending email to the listed admin. Basically lying that they have visited the site..

#115 Re: Re: SPAM

by AlexBishop

Monday November 12th, 2001 12:54 PM

No, they had actually visited the site. The message had a screenshot of it and they can't have got my address from the domain registries as I'm not the admin of MozillaZine.

Whether or not a real person actually visited the site is another matter, though...


#119 Re: Re: Re: SPAM

by tny

Monday November 12th, 2001 1:41 PM

You might have been the bottom comment on a page: perhaps they got you from that. I didn't get one about Mozillazine, though I did about my own website (which is hilarious, as I don't WANT a lot of traffic to my site).

#124 No, but similar

by gwalla

Monday November 12th, 2001 8:43 PM

I get spam addressed to "Keenspot" all the time. Sure I'm an active participant in the forums there, but I'm not actually affiliated with the company in any way.

The funniest ones are the ones that treat "Keenspot" as if it was a person's name.

#114 Location bar fix

by WillyWonka

Monday November 12th, 2001 12:23 PM

Today's version of mozilla has the bug fix in which stops a page that is loading from overwriting my text in the location bar. Woo hoo! :)

#116 MozillaQuest article

by strauss

Monday November 12th, 2001 12:55 PM

There is not yet a MozillaQuest article on this branch, so I thought I would see if I could provide one here.

Mozilla 0.9.6 Branched - Late and Buggier Than Ever by Don A. Tello

With more than 258 bugs still targeted to it, the upcoming Mozilla Milestone 0.9.6 edition was branched, if you can even call that "branching", Friday, 9 November 2001 from the main development-tree trunk. Moreover, at the time of its Friday branching Mozilla Milestone 0.9.6 had some 3,179 bugs by conservative estimates and some 12,261 bugs by less conservative estimates.

The comparable less conservative estimate was around 15,760 bugs a month ago. Moreover, the more conservative bug count is down about 400 bugs since Mozilla 0.9.5 was branched. Both of thse numbers show a decline in the number of outstanding bugs. However, we still consider that Mozilla has gotten buggier. We will let you know how as soon as our staff can think of something.

While the branch was originally scheduled to happen on 4PM Friday, internal sources indicate that this was delayed by an unknown amount, possibly up to fifteen minutes. This continues to show a pattern of technical irresponsibility that is bringing the once-great Netscape to its knees. When it finally dies we will be there to give you full coverage; watch for a headline on this site called "Mozilla Dies -- Told You So" for more information.

If the Mozilla developers work to fix all, or even close to all, the bugs targeted to Mozilla 0.9.6 before releasing it, as opposed to (say) working to make all the bugs even worse, it could take some time. However, if the Mozilla developers follow past practices, they will fix only some of these bugs. Then they will merely sweep the rest under the carpet, so to speak, by re-assigning the remaining bugs to other targets in order to try to maintain schedule. Please see our 0.9.5 branching article, Mozilla 0.9.5 Branched -- Buggier Than Ever, You Bastards, for more detail and information about the Mozilla bugs.

Mozilla pre-1.0 Milestone and daily development builds normally are available for the BSD, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Sun, and several UNIX platforms. Source code usually is available if you want to custom compile your own Mozilla builds. Please note that if you do this, it will eat your hard disc. I'm not kidding. Don't even try it unless you want to lose all your data and have it sent to Netscape as well.

Incidentally, please check the MozillaQuest Magazine front-page ( sidebar every now and then for bug count updates and for Mozilla Milestone 0.9.6 progress updates.

Please see our article, Mozilla Roadmap - Mozilla 1.0 Set Back to 2002 - Mozilla 0.9.4 Set for 7 September, for more information about the August 2001 Mozilla Development Roadmap and development schedule revisions. There is lots of bug information in that article too. Just lots and lots of great information. I really amaze myself sometimes. So much great information, so little me.

If you like, you can grab a copy of the latest Mozilla 0.9.6 branch build from the Mozilla Organization FTP server. Don't forget to report any bugs you find to Bugzilla. Please. We need to get the bug numbers back up. I actually had to write a new sentence this time instead of just pasting in new bug numbers. My fingers hurt.

Or, if you never have tried the Mozilla browser suite, you can download and try Mozilla 0.9.5. Please see our article, Mozilla Milestone 0.9.5 Browser-Suite Released, for more information about 0.9.5 and for download links.

#127 *Applause*

by paulm

Monday November 12th, 2001 11:09 PM

Of course, the scary thing is how Mozillaquest and a parody of Mozillaquest are virtually indistinguishable. If you were reading them blind (as opposed to having read Mozillaquest and gone blind through over-exposure to cyan) I think you'd be hard pressed to distinguish between the two.

#130 Re: *Applause*

by strauss

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 9:29 AM

> Of course, the scary thing is how Mozillaquest and a parody of Mozillaquest are virtually indistinguishable. <

That's because we both just copy and paste their previous articles!

#121 "Full screen" mode

by pauljs

Monday November 12th, 2001 6:58 PM

There's a weird first attempt at a full screen mode in Mozilla at the moment, basically all it does is remove most of the chrome just leaving back, forward reload and stop (why they got rid of the URL bar when it'd take up no space is beyond me).

As a full screen mode, so far it's terrible, however I do like the way you can now hide most of the chrome quickly. Still, it's nowhere near as useful as a proper full screen mode and this hack should be called something other than full screen.

#122 Re: "Full screen" mode

by niner

Monday November 12th, 2001 7:02 PM

why they remove the URL bar is easy. The buttons will be replaced by text only ones that will take far less space vertically but this isn't working yet.

#123 Re: "Full screen" mode

by dave532

Monday November 12th, 2001 7:45 PM

More professional than text buttons would be smaller icons, but that's probably going to be upto the skin author

#126 ohhh

by caspy7

Monday November 12th, 2001 10:05 PM

Ohhh, I could really dig smaller buttons.

#129 Where?

by jedbro

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 6:57 AM

Hey.. was wondering, What builds have this new SEMI-Full screen patch implemented. would love to check it out.



#132 2001111303 has it

by tny

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 12:40 PM

Comments: There are three reasons this full-screen version doesn't look as good as IE's yet (on Windows).

1. The toolbar for the full screen version, as suggested, should have much smaller icons, or text, or better a pref for either.

2. It doesn't suppress the title bar, which IE does (as do other applications - one thinks of WinAmp and MusicMatch).

3. The tool bar for the full screen version doesn't autohide. Admittedly, you can collapse it if you want to; and that's a nice feature; but an autohide preference would be nice, too.

Here's a cool bit: turn on full screen, hide the toolbar, and open a new tab.

My ideal full screen mode would have a toolbar that 1. autohid on a pref; 2. was no taller than the personal toolbar, and 3. had an address bar and/or a tiny throbber on prefs. It would also hide the title bar.

However, if they keep out the address bar and throbber, the tool bar could be made as small as the status bar.

But doesn't this count as a new feature? I mean, I do want to see it, but . . .

#136 Re: 2001111303 has it

by CNeb96

Thursday November 15th, 2001 9:34 PM

How do you turn it on?

#137 How to Turn on Full Screen (no chome) Mode --> F11

by peterlairo

Friday November 16th, 2001 8:48 AM

How to Turn on Full Screen (no chome) Mode:

- Press F11


- View - Full Screen (middle of menu).


#133 This is a blocker bug

by pkb351

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 2:01 PM

There is a major blocker bug for Mac users (OS 8.6). This is bug 10622 (Each character typed is repeated). This causes Mozilla to be totally unuseable. Is it possible that this bug might be fixed before the release of 0.96? :)

#138 Re: This is a blocker bug

by morg

Friday November 16th, 2001 1:54 PM

Resolved, fixed. Download a nightly build for 0.9.5, or wait for 0.9.6.

#139 Optimizar Mozilla para winodws

by Lancer

Sunday November 18th, 2001 4:48 AM


#140 Mozilla devs should stop !

by ramacage

Tuesday November 20th, 2001 2:55 AM

I think Mozilla really need now a very stable version to come out. Please, stop adding features that get the whole thing buggier and buggier. I still looking forward a version when I can see gif as they should !!! It\'s amazing not to have a decent look for a such common image format ! They are flickering or not displaying well. And they use to be good (in 0.8.1 release for example).

So please, stop new features, release a very \"stable\" version and then, go for a whole new version with extra features. Be do things in the right order.