- We have nightly builds again on all 3 OSes.
- We have had issues on the physical machine that hosts our Windows
and Linux compilation virtual machines. Even has been hard at
work to get them back online as quickly as possible.
- Additionally, our Windows builds failed with the obscure
gklayout.lib : fatal error LNK1106: invalid file or disk full: cannot seek to 0x2000D93C
error message. No, the disk wasn’t full, that would be too easy to
understand… After a lot of wasted effort trying to figure out
what had changed in the configuration of that machine or in the
code, we finally got the solution on IRC from khuey and ted
(thanks!): reboot with the /3GB switch to extend the address space.
- The add-ons manager is usable again on nightlies. We got tired of
and pushed for Instantbird a partial backout of the patch from bug
haven’t attached it in the bug because this is clearly not a fix, but
if other xulrunner application developers want to use it, it’s
I know Daniel was very happy to have it for
- Known issue: Message Styles currently don’t work without being
unpacked in the profile
This means that even though the add-on manager now works, if you
install Message Styles with it in your new nightly, they won’t work.
Message Styles that were already installed will continue to work even
if you upgrade your nightly.
- We have upgraded libpurple from version 2.6.6 to 2.7.3:
- No big disaster has been reported, so nightly testers probably
don’t need to fear the update.
- We are tracking the crash reports: we have seen some new reports
related to the MSN protocol; we will investigate soon.
- The Gadu-Gadu protocol support has improved, but is not as fixed
as we hoped it would be. We will see if we can find ways to fix it.
- Our translators may be interested in taking strings from
translation files generated based on this new version to help them
in the process of upgrading their locale. These new converted
files are available
- The patches for minor issues that had been waiting in bugzilla for
quite a bit of time (because we didn’t want to land them just before
releasing 0.2 or in the middle of the js-proto and mozilla2
branch merges) have landed.
- We have welcomed translators for two new locales: Chinese and Hebrew!
- We have created an experiments mercurial repository where
contributors from our community are enthusiastically experimenting
with projects that we look forward to integrating in the default
Instantbird code base once they are ready:
- Mic is working on adapting Firefox Sync to work with Instantbird.
- clokep is working on a readable implementation of the IRC
the last few months on the js-proto branch.
- I plan to start rewriting the backend of our buddy list next week.
The goals of this work are to simplify the code, make it work
us the necessary APIs to implement the contact and tag features we
plan add for the 0.3 release.
As always, don’t hesitate to file
bugs if you come
across them! You are also welcome to join us on IRC (in
#instantbird, where we have
been more than 20 a few times this week!)