Scratchpad for Beta 2 release notes



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: verah (gone), Assigned: verah (gone))


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-])


(2 attachments)



18 years ago
Please put your additions and corrections for the Beta2 release notes here. 
Note: there is a separate bug (bug # 37172) for the M16 release notes.


18 years ago


18 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → M16

Comment 1

18 years ago
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

Comment 2

18 years ago
M16 has been out for a while now, these bugs target milestones need to be 

Comment 3

18 years ago
Marking fixed... the M16 release notes are out.

Comment 4

18 years ago
M16 release notes are out... marking fixed.

Comment 5

18 years ago
Still trying to mark fixed...
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

18 years ago
Finally. Marking verified.

Comment 7

18 years ago
Reopening... this is the tracking bug for the PR2 release notes, not M16.
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Target Milestone: M16 → M18
for bug 46000:

the application will run out of memory and crash on MacOS after going to only one 
or two webpages the _first time_ the app is launched. Subsequent launches of the 
app will be ok. This has to do with registering all the components and not 
unloading them.
bug 38524:

- using the Helper Applications preferences panel to specify a helper 
application for a given MIME type will cause the preferences dialog to lose 
focus, but continue to remain modal to the browser window. The result is that 
the browser must be shut down and restarted. The helper application specified 
will be added however. This could be a windowing issue. 

Also, helper applications appear in the tree but text is not displayed, so the 
list appears to be empty when there are actually entries there. Users can see 
these entries by clicking in the tree and using the arrow keys to navigate 
through the available types. 

For bug 29403
When a user drags any kind of link (whether from the content area or the proxy 
icon to the url bar), dropping it into bookmarks (e.g. sidebar panel, window) is 
problematic. The drop action can appear slow, and the bookmark does not pick up 
the title or other information correctly, and may refuse to present a context 
menu. I suspect the issue here is with the bookmark being incorrectly or 
incompletely created when the drop occurs. 

For 38524:
In the Internet Search sidebar panel customize dialog, when a category is 
renamed, the name display area is not updated to reflect the new name. 

Comment 10

18 years ago
Bug 46284

1. Launch Seamonkey
2. Choose Preferences from Edit menu
3. Select Software Installation from Category list
4. Click Install Package button
5. Enter any valid URL and select OK button



From the Preferences dialog, selecting the Software Installation category reveals 
an Install Package button.  Selecting this button and entering any URL may result 
in a crash.  We recommend not using this feature at this time.

Comment 11

18 years ago
Bug 36381 - A crash can occur in the Mac version when viewing java applets, such 
as the ones found at

Comment 12

18 years ago
Bug 46096. Certificates cannot be restored or received from a certificate 
server into the Mac version. The only workaround to get a cert into Mac is to 
acquire a cert using Navigator 4.7X, then copy the two 4.7X files Certificates7 
and Key Database3 from System Folder:Preferences:Netscape Users:Profile:Security 
to Documents:Mozilla:Users50:Profile:Security.

Comment 13

18 years ago
Bug 46447. The Help buttons do not work in the Mac Security Advisor.

Comment 14

18 years ago
bug 46118 known issue for news/newsgroups: Asked for authentication every time 
when reading the posted articles from NEW news account.(problem is occurring for 
all the platforms, and ONLY for new profile)

Comment 15

18 years ago
Bug 46027. The Security Advisor in the Mac may not always display properly. Left 
side tabs may be missing, or the window may appear blank.

Comment 16

18 years ago
bug 37673 known issue for news/newsgroups subscription: News Subscribe dialog 
doesn't work for some news servers which need authentication first for subscribe 
newsgroups (problem is occurring for all the platforms)

Comment 17

18 years ago
bug 45922 known issue for News Migration: News Migration: Migration ignore 
default secure news port 563 (problem is occurring for all the platforms)

Comment 18

18 years ago
Bug 46652 - The Mac version cannot restore a personal certificate in this 

Comment 19

18 years ago
bug 32551: AOL IMAP: Reply an attached message didn't display the original 
attached web content

Comment 20

18 years ago
Nominating for nsbeta2 for release notes.
Keywords: nsbeta2, relnote

Comment 21

18 years ago
We don't plus Release note bug.  [nsbeta2-]
Keywords: relnote → relnote2
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]

Comment 22

18 years ago
Bug 42213. "Mac-Security prefs not saved to disk" Changes to preferences in the 
Mac Security Advisor are not saved to disk.

Comment 23

18 years ago
Bug 46664. "WinNT-Cannot restore certs." The windows version cannot restore 
personal certificates through the Security Advisor. Certificates can still be 
obtained from a Certificate Server, or by copying the cert7.db and key.db files 
from a Navigator 4.7 profile to a Mozilla profile.

Comment 24

18 years ago
bug 23856 - FCS will not automatically load some specific plugins (shockwave, 
acrobat reader, realplayer) from 4.x plugins directory. Workaround will be to 
install these plugins and have the necessary files in the plugins folder for 6.0

bug 36046 - QuickTime movies fail to display correctly on Mac(offset from where 
it should actually be placed on the page). There is no workaround available for 

Comment 25

18 years ago
bug 24847 - Cannot print in Landscape mode on linux. There is no workaround to 
be able to print in landscape mode.

Comment 26

18 years ago
bug 45067 - installing java with low diskspace seems to leave installer hung on 
win95. Workaround is to have sufficient disk space so as to avoid this.

bug 27407 - Tasks > Tools > Java Console menu to be disabled. There is no 
workaround to bring up the java console on linux.

bug 36381 - Crash when going to on mac. There is no workaround 
available. The browser crashes when trying to load java applets on mac.

Comment 27

18 years ago
bug 28461 - Java does not work on linux. Pages wil java applets will not load 
them. There is no workaround at this moment for this.

Comment 28

18 years ago
Bug 37841 - Quitting after using Java crashes Mozilla.When an applet is playing, 
quitting the browser causes a crash.Workaround will be not to quit the browser 
while applet is playing.

Bug 45687 -Browser hangs when I add a new mime type in 
Edit|Prefs|Navigator|Helper Apps. No workaround for this.

Bug 45710 -Cannot edit mime type, browser freezes.When Edit button is pressed 
upon selecting a helper app, nothing happens. No workaround 

Bug 35896-  If browser is closed with the Print dialog up, crash occurs. 
Workaround is to close Print dialog before closing browser. 

Comment 29

18 years ago
bug 45409 - Browser hangs when clicked with mouse on text link inside an applet. 
There is no workaround for this.

Comment 30

18 years ago
bug 44718 - browser hangs after (successfully) printing Bugzilla query result. 
This problem also affects webpage printing. Workaround is to restart the browser 

Comment 31

18 years ago
Bug 46318: Smart download diaglog hangs in downloading language packs; the 
animated "N" throbber keeps running - See the bug report for details. The
workaround is to click on the toolbar, "Stop", button.

Comment 32

18 years ago
bug 43471- When Save button is pressed while Customizing panels, browser window 
closes(one) and Customization panel remains open. Workaround to open the browser 
again(if you had only one open) is to click on the 'Save and Preview' button in 
the Customization panel window. 

Comment 33

18 years ago
bug 1740 in bugscape:
Currently, we can't download more than 10 files with the Mac installer due to an 
indexing problem with the IDI file generation.

For PR2, this means users can' get the Japanese language pack while installing 
(the 11th component).  However, users can get the Japanese language pack from 
Netcenter by going to the 'View|Set Language/Region|Download More' menu per Tao.
The latter needs to be release noted for PR2.

Comment 34

18 years ago
bug 39948
If you start Netscape 6 with no profiles, after creating the profile, the 
profile name is selected but the Start Mozilla button is still disabled, and so 
are the Rename and Delete profile buttons.  Change focus to 'available profile' 
area or select the profile and buttons will be enabled.

Comment 35

18 years ago
Created attachment 12348 [details]
mailnews relnotes by bug number

Comment 36

18 years ago
Release note: Bug 47443. Encrypting the stored data on the Mac can cause the Mac 
to lock up.

Comment 37

18 years ago
Created attachment 12370 [details]
Revised mailnews input.

Comment 38

18 years ago
All items in this bug incorporated in PR2 release notes draft, up to this point.


Comment 39

18 years ago
one last update..hope this gets in. thanks! 

Bug 32327 - On mac, while watching a flash /quicktime movie, if dialogs are 
launched (Prefs,Open Web Location), no chrome is seen(dialogs are blank). 
Workaround is to leave the page and then launch the dialogs.

Comment 40

18 years ago
Text for 32327 added to notes.

Comment 41

18 years ago
Bug 47920. Release note: "When in secure mode (https), you may not be able to 
submit a form on the Mac, and thus may not be able to login to secure sites." 

Comment 42

18 years ago
Bug 45067: During installation of Java in Netscape 6 PR2, the installer requires
additional disk space on the user's computer to complete installation.  This is
a known issue with the Java installer.  The workaround is to increase available
disk space on the user's computer before installation.

Comment 43

18 years ago
All items incorporated up to this point.

Comment 44

18 years ago
I think we're done with these release notes... marking fixed.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 45

18 years ago
yep...Marking Verified.

Comment 46

18 years ago
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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