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Weekly Status Report, W05/2010

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 05/2010 (February 1 - 7, 2010):

I may not have posted a lot of Mozilla-related blog posts this week, but I got around to do quite some actual work. I wondered for a bit if I should post separately about the progress window work, but the ignorance of hard work I have been and am putting into those tiny windows as well as the vitriol from people who can't stand designs being modernized made me decide not to mention this work much. I know that it needed my work to even have progress windows at all in SeaMonkey 2.0 and I'm convinced that my current proposals and work can fix some of the shortcomings I had already know when doing the initial work and that were criticized by users, but a number of those users seem convinced that our team (especially myself) is not caring about what they say at all, so I don't feel like taking their dreams away. And the attempt of humor in the title of my post about the initial work was not well-received as well. In any case, I feel an obligation to improve work I started, but discussions with those users have taken any fun out of working on this part of the code. Maybe my rare tries of actually doing some coding should stay that rare or even stop completely. It's not like I wouldnj't have enough other work on my TODO list.

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on February 8th, 2010 22:40 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 9 comments | TrackBack

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2ch-user

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OSorry for posting here, because I do not have bugzilla/newsgroup account.
Langpacks for ChatZilla in SeaMonkey 2.0.3 L10n builds do not work.
They use /extensions/irc/xpi/locale-resources/install.rdf (or /extensions/irc/locales/generic/install.rdf ?), and it's em:maxVersion for SeaMonkey is "2.0".
2010-02-09 02:54

KaiRo

Webmaster

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O@2ch-user:
You could at least search Bugzilla, which doesn't need any login, and then find bug 540842 tracking this.
2010-02-09 13:35

EP

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Oso far there's been little to no discussion on EOL for SM 1.x lately. that's just my gut feeling. I do know that maybe an upcoming SM 1.1.19 release will follow after the MozillaMessenging people releases Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 later this year. so far, no timetable as to if and when TB 2.0.0.24 will be ready.
2010-02-09 17:18

2ch-user

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OI have searched on Bugzilla, but could not reach to bug-540842... sigh.
The pity is that we Japanese did not realize this issue until 2.0.3, because 2.0.3 is the first "L10n build" of ja/ja-JP-mac.
I am glad to see you have checked in a patch, thanks.
2010-02-10 09:54

Jota.Ce

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OHi.

I want to thank your great work in SM2 again, and tell you i'm the only one who likes small buttons xD But as i'm not an active developer i have no rights to complaint about buttons, sizes, positions,... (or should i?).

Anyway, i only wanted to ask for one thing i always thought about (and all browser devs should think about)...

When a browser knows the size of a download (sometimes it doesn't), and that download ends prematurely (without finishing full download size)... it *should* be impressively easy to check if expected size and final size mismatch, and if so, then retry the download or try to append from file end (or a small amount of bytes before the end).

You could even ask for an answer from the user, but at least, give a warning about file sizes mismatch.

Sincerely, i don't know why browsers have such an absurd behaviour, making you think it's finished OK since many years ago...

Just my opinion ;)
2010-02-10 19:40

KaiRo

Webmaster

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O@2ch-user:
Unfortunately, it only will come in 2.0.4.

@Jota.Ce:
We unfortunately don't always know the size before downloading - and where we know it failed, we display that and an option to retry it. For why we aren't doing more, you'd need to ask the developers of the download manager code the whole Mozilla platform is using, including us.
2010-02-10 20:45

XFox

from Italy

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OSmall buttons
Quote of Jota.Ce:
I want to thank your great work in SM2 again, and tell you i'm the only one who likes small buttons xD But as i'm not an active developer i have no rights to complaint about buttons, sizes, positions,... (or should i?).

I don't know if it will have any effect but since I like very much the new small buttons (size and position), I've just posted my opinion as a comment of the bug.
Please post your comment as well.
2010-02-11 20:57

Jota.Ce

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OI don't like to register, i only register in essential sites/forums.

Internet should be open.

Thanks Robert, i can post my opinions here without user/pass.
2010-02-12 00:21

franck

from paris - france

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Ox86_64 build
thx for the x86_64 build.
2010-02-12 09:52

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