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Is M12 Alpha?

Thursday December 2nd, 1999

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#75 crashes and sloppiness in mac nightly build

by feldercarb

Sunday December 5th, 1999 4:37 PM

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So, I spent half an hour downloading the current Mac nightly build and tried it out. First thing it did was give me an empty dialogs labeled the Profile Manager, with no content in the dialog. I pressed Next (next what?) and then Finish; the browser promptly crashed. Launch again; this time it didn't crash or bring up dialogs. I then tried going to my home page by doing a Cmd-L; turns out Cmd-L and Cmd-O have had their meanings reversed. So then I looked in the menu and found that the keyboard shortcuts didn't follow platform standards, missing the Command symbol. I tried the Cmd-O dialog and checked "Open in new window", noting that some text in the dialog was weirdly clipped. It didn't open the page in a new window or otherwise. Then I tried Cmd-O without checking this box, and it opened it. I clicked on a link that tries to open a new window by using the "target=_blank" attribute and instead the link opened in the same window. About halfway through loading the new page I selected, the browser crashed again.

So is this alpha? Two crashes in five minutes, major failures to support platform UI standards, gross sloppy dialogs, major missing features -- I don't fricking well think so!

Echinacea Feldercarb