New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
Wednesday March 24th, 1999
From Jan Leger of Netscape comes news that Mozilla's new QA page is online, and they're looking for people to help test Mozilla. What is that, you say? You've been submitting bug reports already? Well, there's still something for you on the QA page. They're actively soliciting testers for different aspects of development not yet in the nightly builds: "The Client Customization Kit", and the "Installation" areas, in addition to Browser, Mail/News, and International QA.
Also, if you are interested in submitting bugs, please read their specifications on how to submit a proper bug report. This will go a long way towards keeping the bug tracking process as streamlined as possible, so be sure to give it a look.
This is something that Mozilla really needs your help with. Visit the page, and commit to helping with a particular area of Mozilla. Each separate QA area has a representative that you can contact if you're interested in volunteering. Check the links to the different areas under "Where Can I Learn More?" on the QA page for details about how to sign up.
#1 Re:New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 4:42 PM
Why's the Client Customization Kit windoze only?
#2 Re:New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 4:55 PM
they don't have the resources, from what I've read. They're looking for people to help with the porting of the Client Customization Kit.
#3 Re: New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
by Eli Goldberg
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 5:16 PM
Yup, as Chris says, it's Win32 only due to a lack of resources. (Mac versions existed up to 4.04.1; when the spring '98 layoffs happened those of us on Mac CCK/Dial-up got reassigned to other projects.)
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 6:53 PM
Why not make it open source?
#5 Re:New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
by Eli Goldberg
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 10:56 PM
Why not read the web page under discussion, and discover that it is already *is* open source? ;)
#6 Re:New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 11:45 PM
Thanks for pointing that out. :) I missed that part.
#7 Re:New Mozilla QA Page Now Online
by Dale McCrory
Friday March 26th, 1999 8:22 AM
I know this is a really dumb question but which .exe in WinNT gives me the browser. I am just an end user confused between apprunner.exe and viewer.exe. apprunner.exe just doesn't load right, it looks like it has memory problems because the window displays but all it does is capture my desktop. view.exe works fine but it definitely doesn't look like M3 should. I just want to show it off . . .
#8 apprunner and viewer
Saturday March 27th, 1999 3:55 PM
Viewer is just the layout engine and a few other bits. You can use it to test NGLayout on local files.
Apprunner is much closer to being a browser. It does take a while to load and set everything up - check the console window that pops up for status messages etc., but mostly just be patient. Note that many of the user interface elements haven't been implemented yet: look in navigator.xul and xul.css, and try changing them. To change the height of the browser window, look for the iframe with a height of 440px. Etc. etc.
Hope this helps.