Imagine the following situation:
You get on a plane in Chicago and fly to London. A few days later, in London, you go to Saturday morning services and the young woman leading the service definitely doesn't sound British. In fact, she sounds American. So after the service you talk to her a bit and discover that you both grew up in the same suburb of Washington, DC. In fact, you went to the same high school. And even at pretty much the same time (three years apart, so you only overlapped by a year). Oh, and your parents' houses were about 150 meters apart.
It's a pretty odd feeling. Trust me.
Well, the system requirements page for Firefox claims to support my OS, but the 1.5 release crashes on startup just like the nightlies do. Quite unfortunate.
And before yet another wise-ass suggests that I should upgrade my OS, I must point out that I use this computer for actual work, which means that I can't just do OS upgrades willy-nilly, since they tend to make it unusable for a few weeks until I fix all the breakage from RedHat's update utility. That might be an option in summer 2006, but not till then.
Well, we've shipped Gecko 1.8. Looking back on the 1.8 cycle, I think we ran into a lot more layout regressions than I would have liked. It would be nice to prevent that happening in the 1.9 cycle, especially with the changes we (hopefully) have coming up. As I see it, there are several things that should happen:
Which brings us back to item 1 on this list. Luckily, it seems that it should not be so hard to parallelize, especially if someone can generate that list of bugs to consider looking at. I'd be happy to check in the regression tests if people cc me on bugs that needs to happen with (and note that regression tests do NOT need to be minimized, by any means, so any bug with a testcase is good to go). So I guess I'm sort of hoping someone will volunteer to at least make the list, if not to organize people to go through it.... Any takers?