Camino Web Badges

Here are the new Camino web badges made by Jon Hicks. HTML for adding them to your website is posted underneath each image. Spread the good word!

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10/27/04 Camino Progress Report

The following patches have landed since my last progress report on 10/20/04:

FIXED 229930 – Add toolbar button for showing download manager (patch by Josh Aas, icon by Jasper Hauser)
NO BUG – Various build-related fixes (patches by Mike Pinkerton)
FIXED 257491 – clear memory cache as well as disk cache from prefs, re-word interface accordingly (patch by Josh Aas)
FIXED 231337 – clean out some code left over from classic Mac OS that still gets compiled (patch by Josh Aas)

Other things that have been happening this week:

– I’ve started rewriting Camino’s keychain access code using the new Keychain Services API. Hopefully this will fix a few existing keychain integration bugs and not introduce too many new ones 🙂
– I’ve started looking into Javier Pedemonte’s patch (see bug 245407) for drawing images with Quartz (as opposed to Quickdraw). Looks promising, though there is at least one major issue that still needs to be resolved.
– Camino web badges are on the way thanks to Jasper Hauser and Jon Hicks.

Bjork’s New Video

I highly recommend heading over to the iTunes Music Store and watching the new Bjork video. Its great – I haven’t smiled and laughed so much over a music video in a long time. The setup for the video is basically one big excuse for Bjork to functionally smack herself (you’ll see what I mean) – exactly the sort of “creative thinking” that got my attention years ago but even better this time around!

Update: I’m talking about the video for the song “Who Is It”…

10/20/04 Camino Progress Report

Landed the following patches today:

FIXED 257281 – add browser reset functionality (patch by Josh Aas)
FIXED 243249 – “Number of Visits” doesn’t update live in bookmark info Status tab (patch by Dave Haas)
FIXED 232094 – Send Link and Find Previous menu items need to be “dimmed” when no window is opened (patch by Julian Pellico)
FIXED 241093 – Icon in preferences dialog for current category should appear selected (patch by Julian Pellico)

Camino Status Upate and Another Call For Help

This week I’ve been able to spend more time than usual actually working with Camino’s code. I’m not sure how much detail people want about what is going on code-wise in the Camino project, but I figure if people are interested they can read these updates, and if not they can move on. I’ll stop doing these if I get the impression that nobody cares 🙂

First off, for a list of patches that have landed recently, click here. This list is dynamic, so you can bookmark the page and it will always show you the latest changes made to Camino.

Patches actively up for review right now (i.e. patches that will probably be committed/landed soon) include:
184878 – when storing login details in keychain, the wrong username field is remembered
175924 – Fonts tab of Appearance prefpane uses unlabeled buttons
257281 – add browser reset functionality

In addition to this status update, I’d like to put out a call for help triaging Camino bugs. We need more people to confirm/categorize/prioritize Camino bugs that have been filed and are not yet resolved. This includes confirming that a given bug exists, adding any useful infomormation about test systems and how to reproduce the bug, assigning priorities to bugs, giving bugs target fix dates (0.9, 1.0, future… please exercise good judgement about this), and notifying relevent developers by assigning the bugs to them or adding them to the cc list. This sort of triaging make life much easier for us developers and has a big impact on the project’s priorities and overall efficiency.

As of my writing this, there are exactly 650 open Camino bugs. Click here for the list. Some bugs have never been triaged and others were triaged so long ago that the information in them is not up-to-date any more. If we could get all of these bugs triaged, that would be amazing. I can’t tell you how much that would help us developers. We simply don’t have time to write the code that needs to be written and handle critical tasks like this at the same time. We are quite dependent on the community of Camino users that help out with these tasks, and we are infinitely grateful for the help we have received thus far. Programmers are not the only driving force behind the project – take my word for it when I say that helping with things like bug triage makes a big difference.

CVS Write Privileges

I got CVS write access last week but I haven’t had a chance to use it until today when I landed a patch that allows us to import bookmarks from Opera. I always imagined that my first personal checkin would cause tinderbox flames and whatnot, but it appears as though all went well 🙂

Its funny to see my name on the tinderbox checkins after all of these years… Its not really a big deal, but I can’t help feeling like it symbolizes how far I’ve come from the days when I thought tinderbox was just an annoying sidebar in Mozilla M14. I owe a lot to other Mozilla developers (and Camino developers in particular), but I especially need to thank Mike Pinkerton. He has spent a very generous amount of his time making me a better developer over the past year or two.