Archive for août 2007

libgtk-x11, acroread and Firefox

Today, I tried to view a PDF file from within Firefox thanks to the Adobe Reader 7.0 plugin, but I couldn’t understand why it took so long to load the PDF. I first thought it was a big file, but Firefox was completely frozen for more than one minute. I was expecting that even if this was a large file, Firefox should still be responsive and that the navigation in other tabs should still work. When I looked at my shell window to kill the Firefox process, I realized the window was full of "expr: syntax error" error messages. Was the PDF file corrupted or was it a bug in Firefox? None of them! This was a bug in acroread itself as running it from the shell with no file specified was throwing exactly the same error. So why today and not these last few months?? The reason seems to be that Mandriva Linux 2007.1 released some updates for libgtk-x11 a few days ago and acroread was now failing. Fortunately, the fix is trivial and acroread (and Firefox using the Adobe plugin) is working fine again! So if you are running Firefox on Linux and use the Adobe plugin to view PDF files and wonder why nothing happens, this may be the reason. ;)


Bugzilla 3.0.1 and 3.1.1 released

Bugzilla 3.0.1, la première mise à jour de Bugzilla 3.0 depuis sa sortie le 9 mai dernier (fixant notamment 3 bugs de sécurité) et Bugzilla 3.1.1, la première version de développement allant mener à la version 3.2 prévue au début 2008, sont sorties aujourd’hui même. Elles sont accompagnées des versions 2.22.3 et 2.20.5 qui fixent quelques problèmes dans les versions plus anciennes de Bugzilla. Les utilisateurs de PostgreSQL en particulier apprécieront. Plus d’informations sont disponibles sur le site de Bugzilla.

Petite statistique intéressante: à ce jour, Bugzilla 3.0 a été téléchargé 138’106 fois, mais de 45’024 adresses IP différentes. Cherchez l’erreur!

Bugzilla 3.0.1, the first update for Bugzilla 3.0 since its release on May 9 (fixing among others 3 security bugs), and Bugzilla 3.1.1, the first development snapshot of the future 3.2 version expected early next year, have both been released today. Also released are Bugzilla 2.22.3 and 2.20.5 which fix some bugs in older versions of Bugzilla. PostgreSQL users will appreciate. More information are available on the Bugzilla website.

For the record: Bugzilla 3.0 has been downloaded 138,106 times, but from 45,024 different IP addresses. What’s wrong??


New skin, new name. But which name?

We are going to implement a new skin in Bugzilla 3.2. You can see it applied on landfill. We are ready to commit it into CVS, but before doing that, we need a name for this new skin.

What would you suggest? So far, "Melancholy", "Twilight" and "Desolation" have been suggested on IRC. Which one do you prefer? Do you have a better idea? Let us know.

PS: Note that the default skin will remain the one you already know and which we had till now. This new skin will be available as an alternate one from your user preferences (the "Preferences" link in your footer on b.m.o) so that everyone is free to choose the skin he prefers.


Tinderstatus 0.2.4 lets you select which tinderboxen to watch

Till the previous Tinderstatus release (0.2.3), the tinderboxen to watch were hardcoded and you had to edit some files manually to customize the list. In the latest release (0.2.4), you now have a UI which lets you select which trees to watch, and the status icon appearing in your status bar is updated immediately; no need to restart Firefox. If the tree you want to watch is not in the list, all you have to do is to add it to the extensions.tinderstatus.fullList pref in about:config. The list displayed in the UI will be refreshed with this new tree included and all you have to do is to select it to immediately see its status. Definitely a huge improvement over the previous release. Congrats to standard8 and myk for this release!


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