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November 12th, 2004
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Firefox 1.0.0 - development 4
Yes ladies and gentlemen,

it's that time of the year again! Originally planned a bit earlier, but due to some regressions, it has been delayed somewhat more. But don't disperse, you can now get it at the regular retail addresses. What am I talking about? H&M's Karl Lagerfeld designer clothing for H&M prices!!!

In other news, Firefox 1.0.0-d4 is released which includes a new piece of candy.
Check out www.de-smederij.nl/firefox/MozillaFirefox-1.0.0-d4.zip for net_server, and http://beosland.free.fr/archives/mozilla/MozillaFirefox-10-d4-upd-bone.pkg for BONE. The latter one uses the SoftwareValet for installing. It's nice. The latter one is done by jeannot31.

First of all, this release includes all the code that is present in the 1.0 release of Firefox. So it's updated to the latest AVIARY-cvs. Additionally, from the previous release, the following patches are applied:
- 239813 - tangobravo's transparancy patch
- 242315 - Japanese input (please test this in BONE, there was a regresstion there)
- The native app patch as distributed by tqh.

But the new and the updated are far more interesting.
- 267219 - the directorypicker code is updated and is now waiting for a review.
- 266327 - The add bookmarks window will now close, and the pref window won't whine about failed saving of prefs either. This is all fixed by this patch. It is currently waiting a super review. This patch couldn't be made without tangobravo's help.
- The search bar is now fixed. (If it still doesn't work, delete compreg.dat from your config/settings/Mozilla/Firefox/default.4a3/ dir)

Next to the general feedback (are there any regressions), let us know about how the installer works. We're interested in distributing the 1.0 release in such a format, so it would be nice if everything works.

Have fun!


(40 comments | Leave a comment)

Date:November 12th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
Nice ;-P
I hope this could motivated the bezilla members to work on last "missing" features as some of us provide good packaging.
Date:November 12th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)

PB with transparency

Well, transparency seems to be broken with bone version.
Is it the same with Net_server build ?
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: PB with transparency

transparency works here. using dev4-BONE. tested on tele2.ee.
Date:November 12th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)

Crashes on About box

Help->About causes a crash all the time. The stack crawl is massive, 700 chars more than the livejournal limits.
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Crashes on About box

testing BONE build, Help->About works fine. I also compared it to the 1.0 windows build and (other than slightly different graphics) it seems to be identical. myob, did this happen under the netserver or BONE build?
Date:November 12th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)

pkg build

I love the bone.pkg build. Anyone interested in creating an EasyInstall version for easier uninstalling of Firefox?
Date:November 12th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)

Re: pkg build

EasyInstallers don't work on Dano or Zeta, and I doubt any of us have a licence to make them....

Just use Uninstall from BeBits - it reverses the SoftwareValet logs, and uninstalls apps.
Date:November 13th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)

Flash Problem

Nice Work - your build ist stable



your Firefox build is newer than the Neo one.

Both work fine on my systems, but both have the same problem

Firefox 1.x wants to see flash and we all know there is a problem with beos systems :) Thanks BeOS!

I do some fixes with this 3 plugins. I have installed the language pack for german babys who are crying because zeta is not full german :) The Flashblock helps me not to se the white box with the green puzzle if there is flash on a site.

The last Probleme I want to see solved is the message "Additional plugins are required bla bla ..." at the first time i visit a new site ...

You find all links for local languages and flash blocking at


If ther is an easier way. Please give me the hint :)

Date:November 13th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)

Search Bar?

By Search Bar, do you mean the Alt-F find control? Even after deleting compreg and then starting the browser it still doesn't work for me..
Date:November 13th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)

Transperancy segment violation... I think

A PNG image on the page [[Wikipedia:Irish wikipedians' notice board]] at the Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) is causing Firefox to instantly segment violate here.

loading symbols
segment violation occurred
+0626 eeba7622: * 028a movb (%edx), %al
frame retaddr
fd000c44 eeba60fd inflate_blocks + 00000c95
fd000cb4 eeba4f25 inflate + 000002c9
fd000cf4 ef9c2d44 MOZ_PNG_proc_IDAT_data + 000000e0
fd000d24 ef9c2bfc MOZ_PNG_push_read_IDAT + 000001cc
fd000d64 ef9c2189 MOZ_PNG_proc_some_data + 00000069
fd000d94 ef9c210a MOZ_PNG_process_data + 0000003a
fd000dc4 ef9a617f ReadDataOut(nsIInputStream *, void *, char const *, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int *) + 0000004f
fd000df4 ee595b10 nsInputStreamTee::WriteSegmentFun(nsIInputStream *, void *, char const *, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int *) + 00000038
fd000e34 ee59c5c8 nsPipeInputStream::ReadSegments(unsigned int (*)(nsIInputStream *, void *, char const *, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int *), void *, unsigned int, unsigned int *) + 00000150
fd000e84 ee5961f2 nsInputStreamTee::ReadSegments(unsigned int (*)(nsIInputStream *, void *, char const *, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int *), void *, unsigned int, unsigned int *) + 0000009a
fd000ec4 ef9a622c nsPNGDecoder::WriteFrom(nsIInputStream *, unsigned int, unsigned int *) + 00000068
fd000f04 ef9a2540 imgRequest::OnDataAvailable(nsIRequest *, nsISupports *, nsIInputStream *, unsigned int, unsigned int) + 00000f74
fd001094 ef998d24 ProxyListener::OnDataAvailable(nsIRequest *, nsISupports *, nsIInputStream *, unsigned int, unsigned int) + 0000007c
fd0010d4 eea46268 nsStreamListenerTee::OnDataAvailable(nsIRequest *, nsISupports *, nsIInputStream *, unsigned int, unsigned int) + 000002e0
fd001144 eeaf03a7 nsHttpChannel::OnDataAvailable(nsIRequest *, nsISupports *, nsIInputStream *, unsigned int, unsigned int) + 000001d3
fd001194 eea1eec9 nsInputStreamPump::OnStateTransfer(void) + 000001c9
fd0011e4 eea1eb5c nsInputStreamPump::OnInputStreamReady(nsIAsyncInputStream *) + 0000007c
fd001214 ee5a1158 nsInputStreamReadyEvent::EventHandler(PLEvent *) + 00000038
fd001254 ee5c7f9b PL_HandleEvent + 00000047
fd001284 ee5c7e59 PL_ProcessPendingEvents + 000000c9
fd0012b4 ee5cae7d nsEventQueueImpl::ProcessPendingEvents(void) + 00000069
fd0012e4 ee7e13be nsAppShell::Run(void) + 0000013a
fd001324 ee79c4c0 nsAppShellService::Run(void) + 00000058
fd001354 80015807 xre_main(int, char **, nsXREAppData const *) + 00001f37
fd001874 8000c466 main + 0000002a
fd0018a4 8000c155 _start + 00000061

I can't get the URL of the page to provide a direct link to it, due to Firefox imploding...
Date:November 13th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Transperancy segment violation... I think

And again on the Wikipedia, [[User talk:Eloquence]] just causes a Firefox lockup. No crash.
Date:November 14th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)

won't run

I downloaded and installed the pkg file on PhOS ... the pakage installs but Firefox will not start. I chose the option ro reorder the libs ... no go .... un-installed and re-installed this time not reordering the libs and running the firefox script ... same thing. Firefox starts long enough to flash the deskbar icon then quits with no error.


Date:November 14th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)

Re: won't run

Manually remove the /boot/apps/MozillaFirefox directory. The reorder script copies the library. This isn't recored in the install log. So it isn't removed. When you manually remove the dir and reinstall Firefox, it should work.
Date:November 15th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)

Can't restart Firefox without restarting BeOS first

If I want to restart Firefox after installing an extension (or otherwise), the browser starts to load, then hangs. I can't even kill its process and have to reset my machine. Is this a known problem?

I'm using BONE 7a under BeOS 5.03 Pro.

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Date:November 19th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)

Manage Bookmarks locks up browser.

With the net_server version of Firefox D4, everytime I go to the 'Manage Bookmarks...' the browser locks up and starts using 100% CPU power. After it locks up I can't close Firefox so I have to kill it. I'm not sure why it does that, does anyone else experience that problem when trying to edit their bookmarks.
Date:November 19th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Manage Bookmarks locks up browser.

Damn! I forgot to put a question mark at the end of my question. Oh well, next time.
Date:November 19th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)

ScrollBar arrows are a little off.

This doesn't affect the usability of the browser or anything, but with the net_server version I noticed that the arrows on the scrollbar are a little small and are not centered. They seem to be off to the top left corner within their square. I don't know how this is in the BONE version since I haven't tried that build, but this is what I see in the net_server version.
Date:November 24th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)

Caret positioning when writing in Japanese is fixed

As discussed in this old thread...


Mozilla used to mis-position the cursor when writing in Japanese. Somehow, this is not the case anymore with this latest build using the following font settings in Zeta Neo:

Proportion: Serif
Serif: Bitstrem SG
Sans-serif: Haru
Monospace: Haru Tohaba
Display Resolution: 72dpi
Size (pixels): 14

Don't know how it happened, but this is good news for Japanese users. :-)

Date:December 5th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)

Pkg for netserver

I did a pkg with 1.0-d4 build for netserver :

Thanks for any feedback.
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