Wednesday May 5th, 1999
The M5 binaries are now at ftp.mozilla.org. Thanks to Stephan and jawbone for the news.
#1 Re:M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 6:03 AM
wiiha wihha wihha
Very stable, much faster and an apprunner that works on my mac
/There are only 4 Ms left until release now?
#2 Re:M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 6:56 AM
nope, only 4 left until BETA. There will be more along the way after that.
#3 Re: M5 Out!
by M5 user
Thursday May 6th, 1999 7:00 AM
The space bar works :)
And some roll overs and animated gifs turn into text after they load, but if those are the only visible bugs in the ALPHA, you can tell this is going to be a great program!
Keep up the amazing work!
#4 Re: M5 Out!
by Roland Mainz
Thursday May 6th, 1999 7:05 AM
Where are my Solaris 2.5.1 sparc M5 builds ? (This was written with M5 Win32...)
#5 Re:M5 Out!
by A person who hates MS
Thursday May 6th, 1999 7:07 AM
hmm... www.microsoft.com crashes the browser. Coincidence? I think not! ;D
#6 Re:M5 Out!
by Andrew Niese
Thursday May 6th, 1999 7:18 AM
Microsoft.com shouldn't crash the browser unless they added some funky HTML to it just recently. Netscape ran several "smokescreen" tests to improve the stability of M5.
Re Sun builds, according to Bruce Mitchell there were a few problems. dont know the specifics
#7 Re:M5 Out!
by Casey Perkins
Thursday May 6th, 1999 10:10 AM
You guys are really picking up the pace. Great work! Keep at it! I can't wait to watch Mozilla steamroll Microsoft's excuse for an upgrade.
#8 Re: M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 10:31 AM
I just built Mozilla on a FreeBSD 4-CURRENT system and it appears to work flawlessly apart from some building nits :-)
#9 Re: M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 2:45 PM
love it, but damn... on linux the UI is way too slow to be usable... everything else seems fine, but the way everything locks for the ui is frustrating... maybe as soon as finals get over, i'll take a peek at it.. some sort of ui threading seems necessary..
#10 Re:M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 3:46 PM
there are optimizations that will be made to fix this. They know where the problem lies, from what I've read in the newsgroups.
#11 Re:M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 4:43 PM
M5 is the first release that won't run on my computer. It always crashes at startup with the message "nsComponentManager: Load(xpprofile32.dll) FAILED with error: error 0". I'm kinda disappointed b/c I wanted to keep in touch with the progress
#12 Re:M5 Out!
by Alok Singh
Thursday May 6th, 1999 6:14 PM
Awesome release. Some problems though. www.zdnet.com shows up screwed up. Also, when will the arrow keys start working ? Anyway, this release shows a ton of promise, I am hoping to convince some other developers at my company to start using gecko to do some proof of concept work for a multimedia delivery platform. With a animation/quicktime/avi plugin, gecko can easily replace Authoware or Director in a large number of multimedia projects. Possibilities are endless. Anyway, keep up the good work.
#13 Re:M5 Out!
by a nother non
Thursday May 6th, 1999 9:33 PM
Looking at the release notes, I see that Netscape continue to not mention their Microsoftian CSS3 effort.
Also, there is no CSS property "bgcolor". I do hope that was simply a short-hand for "background-color".
#14 Re:M5 Out!
Thursday May 6th, 1999 9:48 PM
Be sure to uncompress M5 into a fresh directory if it is crashing on you.
#15 Re:M5 Out!
by a nother non
Thursday May 6th, 1999 11:28 PM
And when will we be seeing support for a proxy server? This is restricting some of us from testing.
#16 Re:M5 Out!
Friday May 7th, 1999 1:33 AM
M5/Linux locks up at http://www.microsoft.com/backstage/
But M4 renders it properly!!
#17 Re:M5 Out!
by Jurij Rosenthal
Friday May 7th, 1999 4:24 AM
The build doesn't work on my Sun Solaris Box. (egcs-1.1.1; mozilla-5.0-M5.tar.gz) I ran 'configure' with no specialities.
make: Entering directory `/usr1/extend/rosenthal/mozilla/obj-sparc-sun-solaris2.5/editor/txtsvc/src' c++ -o nsTextServicesDocument.o -c -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wp,-MD,.deps/nsTextServicesDocument.pp -include ../../../config-defs.h -g -fPIC -DDEBUG -UNDEBUG -DDEBUG_rosentha -DTRACING -DOSTYPE=\"SunOS5\" -DSingleSignon -DCookieManagement -DClientWallet -I../../../dist/./include -I../../../dist/include -I../../../../include -I/usr/openwin/include ../../../../editor/txtsvc/src/nsTextServicesDocument.cpp ../../../../editor/txtsvc/src/nsTextServicesDocument.cpp: In method `nsresult nsTextServicesDocument::DeleteSelection()': ../../../../editor/txtsvc/src/nsTextServicesDocument.cpp:905: `eRTL' is not a member of type `nsIEditor' make: *** [nsTextServicesDocument.o] Error 1
Is there a "default" procedure to fix errors like this?
Another question: Would you recommend using -frtti and/or -fexceptions with egcs?
#18 Any one can send E-mail in M5?
Friday May 7th, 1999 4:47 AM
This is my prefs50.js file, please check it, cos I still can't send E-mail as I really want to do so.
// Mozilla User Preferences // This is a generated file! Do not edit.
user_pref("mail.account.account1.identities", "id1"); user_pref("mail.account.account1.server", "server1"); user_pref("mail.account.account2.identities", "id1"); user_pref("mail.account.account2.server", "server2"); user_pref("mail.accountmanager.accounts", "account1,account2"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fullName", "Fung"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.organization", "none"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.smtp_name", "test"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.smtp_server", "dredd"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.useremail", "firstname.lastname@example.org"); user_pref("mail.server.server1.directory", "d:\\Users50\\mail"); user_pref("mail.server.server1.hostname", "mail.hkabc.net"); user_pref("mail.server.server1.password", "clear text pop passsword"); user_pref("mail.server.server1.type", "pop3"); user_pref("mail.server.server1.userName", "henry123"); user_pref("mail.server.server2.directory", "d:\\Users50\\news"); user_pref("mail.server.server2.hostname", "news.school.net.hk"); user_pref("mail.server.server2.type", "nntp");
#19 Re:M5 Out!
Friday May 7th, 1999 10:31 AM
Apprunner still crashes on start up (WinNT). Non of the M realease have ran for me yet. I am really missing out her :-(
#20 Re:M5 Out!
Friday May 7th, 1999 10:33 AM
Ment to say "here" not "her" ! :-)
#21 Bigger ithout "fullcircle"?
by Nicolás Lichtmaier
Friday May 7th, 1999 6:54 PM
The binary without the bug reporting software seems to be bigger than the other! How's that?
#22 Re:M5 Out!
Saturday May 8th, 1999 7:54 AM
Milestone 5 is available but it still does not even run on my system. I open apprunner and the window appears and all that is in it is a screenshot of my desktop. I guess I will have to wait for M6.
#23 Re:M5 Out!
Saturday May 8th, 1999 10:00 AM
WHEN I RUN M4 AND M5 WHEN I LOAD UP THE APPRUNNER EVERYTIME IT CRASHES ON MY COMPUTER AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO IM RUNNING WINDOWS 95. M3 WORKED YET THE OTHERS WON'T LET ME USE IT. ANYTHING ANYONE CAN DO OR DO YOU THINK THE M4 AND M5 VERSIONS JUST AREN'T STABLE?
#24 Re:M5 Out!
by Jirka & Tomas
Thursday May 13th, 1999 7:46 AM
On my school-comp with Win95 everything O.K. although much slower than M4. On friend's comp (with Win95 too) crashes on images and cannot handle non-div "style.verso.com/boxacidtest/".
Hypherlinks with space inside (e.g. "href='a 233e.htm'") doesn't work. Maybe it's not bug.
In Czech (and Slovak) "Ch" is one letter. So ":first-letter" (with "charset=iso-8859-2") should handle it.
Thanks for CSS2 selectors! Great work!