[PC-BSD Testing] Firefox4 Problems

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Apr 26 10:42:12 PDT 2011


On 04/25/2011 11:10 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 04/25/2011 11:30, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> On 04/25/2011 10:17 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>>> On 04/25/2011 11:14, Ian Robinson wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org 
>>>> <mailto:testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>     The symlink is still there but java applets stopped working
>>>>     with the upgrade to FF4 and the plugin is not listed in the
>>>>     plugins directory in FF4.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ================================================
>>>>
>>>> Firefox 4 has other problems too.  For example, I cannot attach 
>>>> files to emails.
>>>>
>>>> -- 
>>>> Ian Robinson
>>>> Salem, Ohio
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>> Are we sure these are porting issues, or simply new bugs in Firefox 
>>> 4? And what e-mail service are you having trouble attaching with? I 
>>> can attach here with gmail anyway. 
>>
>> Kris,
>>
>> They could very well be bugs. Firefox 4.0.1 is right around the 
>> corner (end of this week if no more bugs are found, early May if 
>> otherwise) and there's been a decent amount of bugs fixed in it 
>> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&field0-0-0=cf_status_20&type0-0-0=substring&value0-0-0=.1-fixed).
>>
>> I watched the development cycle beginning around beta6 and by the 
>> time final came out, there were still some outstanding PDF  and *nix 
>> issues as well. This could have very well carried over into porting, 
>> but I would lean more towards it being a bug. Also, there was an 
>> e-mail about Java a few messages ago, I read the release notes on the 
>> newly release Java 6.0 u25 and there is clear mention of adding 
>> support for Firefox 4 
>> (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u25releasenotes-356444.html). 
>> It's possible some things were just not baked well for 4.0 and they 
>> may be fixed for 4.0.1, including java stuff.
>>
>> Arthur
>>
>>
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>
> Good to hear, hopefully this update fixes a number of these reported 
> issues. 


One of the devs over at Mozilla confirmed that 4.0.1 will be released 
tomorrow.

Arthur
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