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Reporting and Nominating Bugs for Mozilla Firefox 1.0

Thursday April 29th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "We're beginning the drive to Firefox 1.0 and we need to make sure that every bug people think is important is filed in Bugzilla and has a blocking0.9? or blocking1.0? request flag set. This will allow the FDT (heh) to develop an action plan for the milestones between now and 1.0, prioritize bugs and so on. It's essential that people start doing this now, rather than later, otherwise bugs might slip through the cracks!" Further details are available in Ben's posting to the Firefox forums.


#20 Re: Re: bugz

by jgraham

Friday April 30th, 2004 5:04 AM

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> Bad of course, Mozilla Firefox doesn't adhere to Windows UI guidelines and/or consistency with other programs.

Ah, OK I obviiously don't use windows often enough to notice that's the default. Still, as for interface consistency and UI guidelines it seems like a small issue compared with, say,placing a status notifcation on the menu bar (the throbber) and having the UI bork if large icons are used.

> The suite has menu items: Tools -> Cookie Manager -> Block Cookies from this Site | Use Default Cookie Permissions | Allow Session Cookies from this Site | Allow Cookies from this Site --- Manage Stored Cookies

It sounds like an excellent candidate for an extension. The fact is that the majority of users don't want fine grained control over cookie permissions (I mean, *I* don't care and I'm not exactly an average user). Therefore the functionality shouldn't be allowed to clutter the interface. For all the flaws of the extension system, it does allow these tools to be easilly accessible to those who want them.

<http://extensionroom.mozd…g/more-info/permitcookies> allows you to permit cookies for the current site with a keyboard shortcut

I can't see anything else obvious on extensionroom.mozdev.org so maybe no one has felt the need to reimplement all that stuff :)