Please put your additions and corrections for the M16 release notes here.
Bug 41057 should be added to the release notes. Mozilla needs to be installed in a directory writeable by the user in order to work properly. If not it will crash on startup, leaving new mozilla users frustrated and thinking that it sucks.
bug 41090: no longer able to view a page's source. bug 32372: unable to turn off style sheets. bug 30813: unable to select fontsize smaller than 12. bug 37471: download progress dialog ("Saving file") needs to be converted to new xul widgets. it's mostly functional, but quite ugly at present. bug 36381, Mac only: you might crash if you go to http://java.sun.com/
bug 40349: unable to go to secure pages.
Sorry for the spam. New QA Contact for Browser General. Thanks for your help Joseph (good luck with the new job) and welcome aboard Doron Rosenberg
QA Contact: jelwell → doronr
The link to deja.com article on why Mozilla dosen't work with older versions of glibc is dead.(3rd paragraph of http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/release-notes/) On S.E.V. Liberman's Lists, bug 41090 has been fixed. bug 40349 is a dupe of bug 41680 which is fixed
bug 39423- ProfileManager- rename profile fails
Change in behavior for -CreateProfile option : mozilla -CreateProfile has been used to create a profile and launch the browser. This is now changed (from M16 onwards) to create a profile and quit the application. This is the original behavior planned for -CreateProfile flag. For all those who want use mozilla as tool to just create a user profile (in a chosen directory if wanted : regular -CreateProfile syntax). Another thing to note here is that the user needs to add -nosplash command line argument in order to avoid the spalsh screen from showing up. Examples : * mozilla -nosplash -CreateProfile <profileName> (create profile named <profileName> under default profile directory and do not display splash screen) * mozilla -nosplash -CreateProfile "<profileName> <profileDir>" (create profile in the chosen directory and no splash screen). Note : -createprofile flag is case insensitive.
bug 42058: Open Web Location dialog won't allow opening URLs in New Navigator window.
Please delete the following notes that refer to bugs that are fixed: ----DELETE THIS---- Under certain circumstances when you load a web page, the GFX scrollbar is not properly repainted, and traces of the previous position of the scrollbar are left behind. (bug 34218) ----DELETE THIS---- If you collapse the personal toolbars at the top of the browser window, the toolbar will be completely hidden -- no grippy remains for you to expand the toolbar. Workaround: Open a new browser window or restart the browser to recover the grippy. (bug 35181) ----DELETE THIS---- (Linux only) The "barber pole" of the progress meter sometimes paints outside of its boundaries, particularly if you resize the browser window while a page is loading. (bug 32331) ----DELETE THIS---- (Linux only) In certain situations the scrollbar does not scroll the browser's contents. Workaround: Open a new browser window. The new window's scrollbars will work. (bug 26658) ----DELETE THIS---- The left and right arrow keys don't scroll horizontally. Use the horizontal scrollbar instead. (bug 7404) Thanks.
Here are some more release notes for Mozilla M16. I have not included any for bugs that are likely to be fixed very soon, since there are hundreds of those... * Standards Compliance ** HTML4 Bug 40545: The "label" attribute of the "OPTION" element is not supported. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. Bug 14445: Multiple "INPUT" buttons with the "type" attribute set to "radio" do not work outside forms. You can work around this by placing any radio buttons within dummy "FORM" elements. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. Bug 9100: The "dir" attribute is not yet supported in all cases. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. Bug 2055: The "compact" attribute of the list elements is not yet supported. Support for this attribute relies on support of the CSS2 'compact' display type, and full CSS2 compliance will not be achieved by FCS. Bug 1995: Various metadata attributes, including "lang", "title", "summary", "cite", "datetime", "hreflang", "longdesc", "rel" and "rev" are not yet displayed to the user. Some of these (particularly "title" and "summary") may be made available by FCS. ** CSS1 Bug 26039: Certain combinations of borders and backgrounds will result in the background spilling outside the border. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. Bug 20163: The 'text-decoration' property in CSS should not apply to elements that contain no text, but at the moment there are cases where we do not do this correctly. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. Bug 19963: Borders of differing styles look ugly at corners of boxes. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS. ** Quirks Mode Bug 31932: Mozilla currently uses heuristics which look at the DOCTYPE of the document to decide how to render the document. All XML documents and HTML4 Strict documents are rendered as close to the specifications as possible. Any other HTML document will be treated in NavQuirks mode, which attempts to render the document as intended by the author and as was done in the past, even if this is against the specifications. This has not yet been well documented. * User Interface Bug 6061: Changing the bit depth (number of colours) while Mozilla is running can cause corruption of the graphics used in the interface. This is unlikely to be fixed by FCS.
XML section.... **REMOVE THIS** "Simple link" based on the XLink specification is not yet implemented. (bug 15086) **ADD THIS** Open Link in New Window not implemented for Simple XLink (bug 41908). Embedding Simple XLinks not implemented (bug 39598). Automatically fired Simple XLinks and "show link in new window" do not work in all cases (bugs 39597 and 41772). DOM 2: getElementById() only finds elements that are in the HTML namespace. Works for XUL documents, though, using the special XUL and HTML elements. Will probably be fixed at the same time as bug 10292. DOM 2: document.doctype not implemented (bug 15118). xml:lang attribute not implemented (bug 41978).
bug 41376, Mac only: when using the Installer you might encounter "error 340." to work around this, just go thru the installer again. it might take several attempts. ;-)
Pls. add the following: All platforms: HTTP 1.1 support is now fully functional and is enabled by default (this includes keep-alives, pipelining, content and transfer encodings/etc.). Please see defaults/pref/all.js for additional configurable preferenes. Disk cache is now fully functional and is enabled by default.
Bug 41260: Takes two clicks to get ADD button to highlight in Sidebar. Workaround: Summary itself is the workaround.
bug 37243: unable to open URL from History tool. recent regression.
My bad. I should have added this note (it's fixed in the trunk, but not in the M16 branch; it's quite harmless, just ugly). -------ADD THIS--------- http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37766 When you collapse both the personal toolbar and the navigation toolbar at the top of the browser, or collapse the taskbar toolbar at the bottom of the browser, the collapsed height is 50px. Workaround: use 'View->Toolbars' menu item to completely hide these toolbars instead of collapsing them (bug #37766).
Can this be added: Mozilla M16 often crashes on XHTML pages served as text/html (bug 39520). Setting `ENABLE_STRICT' to `1' in your environmen before running mozilla avoids these crashes. This is fixed in M17. We have been getting various bug reports on this in m16. thanks
Where is says 'Use the Full Circle builds' on the first page of the release notes it mentions the M15 Milestone. Should be changed to M16. Also, just a thought. Maybe move the 'READ THIS Before You Install' section to the top as a lot of people are complaining about crashes and the cause was that they didn't delete their old profile. Maybe even go so far as to put a small notice on the milestone download page about removing old registries and profiles.
Cryptographic Functionality Bug 36007: If you experience a crash while trying to install PSM, make sure that you have write permissions to the directory where you installed mozilla.
After building M16 MOZ_DEBUG=1 on WinNT 4.0 SP3 with MSVC++ 6.0 SP3 it won't run unless I touch D:\Projects\mozilla\dist\WIN32_D.OBJ\bin\chrome\skins\modern\communicator\skin\m enu.css.
M16 has been out for a while now, these bugs target milestones need to be updated.
Marking Resolved/Fixed. The release notes for M16 are posted. Will leave for verah to marke Verified. need to confirm that we are done here.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verified. On to the next one!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Sorry to reopen, but the following text was removed from the release notes, and should should be put back (people are still susceptible to this bug): (1) if they don't have msvcirt.dll and try to run from the .zip installation (2) the installer is fixed in current builds, but the M16 installer does not fix this problem (but ssu has suggested a method to leaf to get this to work, so that people don't need to get PR1 and then install M16). ----ADD THIS---- Windows: You must have msvcirt.dll installed on your system. Workaround: install Netscape 6 PR1, which adds this dll, and then install M15. (bug 27601) ----------------
CC: Sammy -- can you add this back in to the M16 release notes?
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