Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sneaky software installs

The Mozilla Plugin Check page was released today, so I loaded it up to see the latest changes. “Looks good,” I thought, and skimmed the list of plugins it displayed for me. Quicktime, Silverlight, Flash, and… Woah, wait. Silverlight? On … Continue reading

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Making progress

If you’re running nightly builds of trunk or Firefox 3.6, you may notice a smoother progress bar while installing the nightly updates… The old progress bar behavior had always seemed a bit odd to me — it would do nothing … Continue reading

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Is the tree REALLY green?

While sheriffing yesterday, I was a bit confused when dbaron asked if I was looking into all the orange. The tree (http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/Firefox/) looked mostly green, except for a handful of earlier Talos oranges. So, yadda yadda, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Experimenting with build times

I got a new Windows desktop last week, and was curious if enabling disk compression would have any effect on build times… The theory being that source code compresses well (binaries too, to a lesser degree), so less disk IO … Continue reading

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