Silver's Simple Site - Weblog - 2005 - October


It'll Never Make It

In case you hadn't guessed, I don't believe there is any way my work to fix Toolkit's toolbar and menu appearances on Windows will make it into Firefox 1.5. The patch has been ready and waiting for review since 2005-09-18, yet it'll still completely miss. All it does is demonstrate the problems with the review process. :-(

Also, I've stopped working on the menu shadows bug due to yet more Mozilla.org politics (drivers, again).

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla, Theming | Posted: 01:02AM on Monday, 03 October, 2005 | Comments: 0


Drivers Pull Stupid Stunt

They've gone and done it folks. Without any warning, they have suddenly decided that my branch-only ban-aid needs to land on trunk for baking. WTF?

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla, Theming | Posted: 01:11PM on Thursday, 06 October, 2005 | Comments: 0


One Regression

It seems that only one regression has so far turned up from the unexpected trunk landing. That's a bit of surprise itself, but there you go.

I'm still expecting drivers to say "actually, no" to the whole thing landing on branch, even though Asa did set blocking1.8rc1+ on the 5th, but we'll see. Asa himself is already going and minus-ing quite a lot of stuff, so things don't look good.

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla, Theming | Posted: 11:04PM on Monday, 10 October, 2005 | Comments: 0


There Is No Headline That Adequately Explains This

I have now totally run out of patience with drivers, and I honestly don't know what I'll do the next time the screw me or any of 'my' bugs about.

Yes, they forced the theming patch on to branch, but they also screwed it up, in two ways. It is both impressive and unbelievably embarrassing.

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla, Theming | Posted: 01:00PM on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 | Comments: 0


It Died

Well, that's it folks. The patch is no longer in the branch, and the menus in Firefox 1.5 will look like crap unless you use the Windows XP default 'Luna' theme.

I wont go in to any more detail than I did in the bug, though I will say that I will continue with this work on trunk for 2.0, due next millennium.

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla, Theming | Posted: 07:31PM on Friday, 14 October, 2005 | Comments: 0


Building the Builder

Well, I was bored one night and as usual, the result is something useful, but only to me. Having 4 computers here makes things weird enough, but now I can check the status of my build box (and will soon be able to queue up commands) from the web browser on my main desktop - all via my web server box. Wheee!

Permalink | Author: | Tags: Mozilla | Posted: 10:46PM on Saturday, 22 October, 2005 | Comments: 0

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