Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 20:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Security researchers that carried out a code analysis of popular open source browser Firefox using automated tools, have discovered scores of potential defects and security vulnerabilities despite coming to the conclusion that the software was generally well written. A former Mozilla developer has criticised the methodology of the analysis and said it provides little help in unearthing real security bugs.
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RE: Exactly why OS is better...
by Varg Vikernes on Sat 9th Sep 2006 01:37 UTC in reply to "Exactly why OS is better..."
Varg Vikernes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Problems that can readily be found can readily be fixed.

Hahaha. So that's why it took so long for Mozilla to even admit there is a memory leak let alone fix it? Stop living in the dream world. Go to bugzilla. Some bugs are 3+ years old, but only because the developers for some reason or another, don't want to fix them, they're not bugs.

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AnonaMoose Member since:
2005-08-11

Howdy

Erm not really, not all bugs are relevant to the latest version, some get fixed by accident and others get fixed without closing the bug reports.
Feel free to see if the bugs you require fixing are indeed still valid, most often they are not and if they are updating the bug report to say such will attract attention to it.
KDE itself has been having "bug triage" days just to go through and label new bugs are duplicate/verified or closed and you should not underestimate the ammount of work it requires to run bugzilla and to fix reported bugs not including old ones.
Saying on OSNews " Some bugs are 3+ years old, but only because the developers for some reason or another, don't want to fix them, they're not bugs. " is kinda retarded, learn how it works before you go and start flaming people.

Edited 2006-09-09 03:58

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Varg Vikernes Member since:
2005-07-06

Erm not really, not all bugs are relevant to the latest version, some get fixed by accident and others get fixed without closing the bug reports.

This is a bug reported in 2004 - still not fixed. I and many people I know get this on a lot of sites.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=238935

Also; https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=275783 - this isn't a bug, because the developers say so. Even though it happens to many people the devs say it is a JRE bug. Strange how this doesn't happen with Opera for example. Also, remember the copy/paste bug? It's still not completely fixed.

Saying on OSNews " Some bugs are 3+ years old, but only because the developers for some reason or another, don't want to fix them, they're not bugs. " is kinda retarded, learn how it works before you go and start flaming people.

How the hell if flaming? Maybe you're the retard here ;)
Go file a bug and report how long did it take for devs to fix it.

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