Someday my bugfix will come

About a year ago I filed a minor bug report against the Camino browser, noting that text selection didn’t work quite like “real” Mac apps, where if you double-click a word and then drag, you select by words (likewise for triple-clicking and paragraphs). I quickly learned that this bug went back almost seven years.

Activity on the bug for most of those years consisted of people marking other, new reports of the issue (there were usually a few each year) as duplicates of that original bug. It was kind of sweet, like postcards from a friend you don’t see very much anymore.

The good news is, in July somebody actually checked in a patch for it – it’s now marked FIXED. The bad news is it’s only to be fixed in the far-off Firefox 3.0 and friends. But someday. Someday…