Branch Cut for Mozilla Firebird 0.8

Wednesday December 17th, 2003

A branch has been created for the forthcoming release of Mozilla Firebird 0.8. The branch will allow Firebird 0.8 work to continue without the uncertainty caused by the daily changes made to the main Mozilla development trunk (currently frozen for Mozilla 1.6). However, critical trunk fixes will be merged into the new Firebird 0.8 branch.

Nightly builds from the branch will be available soon. They will feature a new mechanism for handling files served with a text/plain MIME type and new front end for XPInstall (the code used for installing things like extensions). Read Ben Goodger's post to the Firebird General forum for more information about the 0.8 branch.

#24 Re: Re: Re: re: MIME fix

by polidobj

Friday December 19th, 2003 7:13 AM

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Ahh good timing, below is zdnet's coverage of the beta sp2 for XP. And it sounds like only XP users will get popup blocking for IE (v 6.05 I think). Good news for us.

"Microsoft has said it expects to have a final version of SP2 ready by mid-2004 for all Windows XP users."

I had already heard about the firewall being turned on and the messenger being turned off. But no word on the URL problem or the MIME fix. But because the final is still 6 months away they'll be in there.