Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing
Saturday September 11th, 2004
Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.
Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"
#86 A few bugs still left to squish.
Monday September 13th, 2004 11:46 AM
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I have been using nightlies for about a week now and switched over to this build yesterday, I have already found six annoying bugs.
1.Doing an address bar I'm Feeling Lucky search will not display the sites URL, but instead the word you entered to get there, this is a known bug, <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=254040> but one I hope is fixed before 1.0PR is released.
2.I selected "don't import anything" from the import manger that starts the first time you use firefox, and then it just died, the window disapeared and FF didn't load, I had to click on the shortcut again to get FF to start.
3.I then logged in as a limited user (Windows XP SP2) and tried opening FF, nothing happened, I kept trying but firefox wouldn't load until I restarted the computer. I did have Firefox listed in the task manager, and it came up with a "program not responding" or something like that window as I restarted.
4.The empty Mozilla Firefox Folder in the Start Menu, again, a known bug. <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=245392>
5.It doesn't place quick launch icons in ALL users quick launch bar, only in the account it was installed in. It does, however, install the desktop icon on all accounts.
6.Lasty, it seems to randomly forget my home page, and reverts to the derfault, this may only happen after installing extensions, but I am not certain about that.
Other thatn those issues (which I think REALLY need to be fixed to make this look more complete) It's been working fine, I especially like the new FAYT toolbar, so I can do find next/previous and highlight, althougfh why FAYT is disabled by default is beyond my understanding.