November 2007

Fx 2.0.0.11 Released

Well this is a new record, two Firefox releases on the same branch in the same week.  Today Mozilla pushed out Fx 2.0.0.11 to fix (for some) a major regression in the Fx 2.0.0.10 release from earlier this week. As is normal practice, most users will get an update notfication within the next 24-48 hours.  Alternatively, users can get the new version by going to the Help Menu and selecting Check For Updates… or via getfirefox.com. For more information see the Fx 2.0.0.11 release notes.

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Fx 2.0.0.11 Coming 11/30?!

Now wait a minute, according to my Releases page, Fx 2.0.0.10 just came out on Monday, November 26th.  Two Firefox releases on the same branch in the same week?  It could happen.  Seems to be a serious regression in the recently release version 2.0.0.10 build earlier this week. From Mozilla Links: A bug in just released Firefox 2.0.0.10 affecting an important <canvas> HTML element interface (.drawImage) has prompted Mozilla developers to rush a new update that fixes this bug that affects several web sites and extensions (FoxSaver, Fotofox) that rely on it to deliver the intended experience to their users….

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2007 Blog & Firefox Year in Review are coming!

As I hinted earlier, I am in the process of putting together another Firefox Year in Review as well as The Blog Year in Review. Just like last year, The Firefox Year In Review will be released on Christmas (December 25th) Day.  However, last year I posted the Blog Year in Review over a couple days.  This year I will be publishing these articles throughout the month of December.  The first post should be out sometime this weekend and the final post on New Years Day.  Each Blog Year in Review post will have a link (where applicable) to the…

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Like I Said…

As am I preparing to start the Firefox Year in Review along with the Blog Year in Review posts, I came across an interesting prediction I made in my Open-Source Predictions For 2007 post: (Ryan Wagner, CyberNet News) “I don’t think most people are going to switch to Windows Vista until it comes pre-installed on their PC’s.” I have to agree with Ryan here, the only way I will ever get Vista is if I buy a new PC with Vista pre-installed or if Mozilla were to stop support for WinXP (could happen with Firefox 4 in late 2008), but…

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Firefox 2.0.0.10 Released

Firefox 2.0.0.10 was released on Monday, November 26th.  The following HIGH (Vulnerability can be used to gather sensitive data from sites in other windows or inject data or code into those sites, requiring no more than normal browsing actions.) impact security issues were fixed in this build: MFSA 2007-39 Referer-spoofing via window.location race condition MFSA 2007-38 Memory corruption vulnerabilities (rv:1.8.1.10) MFSA 2007-37 jar: URI scheme XSS hazard Users should get automatic notification of the new version within the next 48-hours. Alternatively users can upgrade sooner by either going to the Help Menu and selecting Check For Updates…or downloading Firefox 2.0.0.10…

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Weekly Update 2007-11-26

Reminder: Due to Day Light Savings time ending and my work schedule, I am not be able to get the meeting notes posted until the following Tuesday. Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.10 : Target Ship Date: Monday – November 26th Fixes the jar: protocol bugs Fx3.0 m9/b1 – Released: Tuesday, November 20th Fx 3.0/Gecko 1.9 Beta 2- Code Freeze: December 7th This date will make or break planned Beta 2 release by the end of the year Places Organizer updates landed, history/tags/unfiled bookmarks Endcaps are dead, long live minimal UI Gathering feedback from B1 Autocomplete…

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Windows Vista Update

I’ve been using Windows Vista for about a month or so now. I ended up removing Norton on day one choosing to using Avast! and Zone Alarm. I been wanting to try out the new Comodo Firewall which recently became Vista compatible, however I have heard when used with Avast has a very adverse affect on Windows startup time. Up until the other day everything had been running fairly smoothly. I do have this occasional issue with Thunderbird and/or Firefox where I go run the application and it won’t run. Click again and either it still does nothing or I…

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