Short status update: They've been busy at Yahoo moving accounts from Yahoo Mail Beta to Yahoo Mail 1.0 – all but one of my usual test accounts have suddenly lost the "Beta" text from the icons. Today's weekly build isn't bad either, after a couple of weeks where Y!Mail seemed to hit every crash bug in the internal builds, it's finally stabilised and runs pretty smoothly.
On Monday (or possibly even earlier) a new browser.js will go public for 9.5, and it should resolve most of the issues that currently prevent Y!Mail from loading in the new weekly build. Sorry to keep you waiting but I was working later than my server admin colleague tonight..
This time, to get Y!Mail working I had to remove several patches. Since our shiny, improved getters and setters support enables the Y!Mail compatibility layers to do their job, patching should hardly be required anymore…
Actually, the current version of browser.js messes it all up and gets in the way – several of the errors you see if you try to load Y!Mail right now is from browser.js code where the old patches are incompatible with the new getters and setters stuff!
This is great news. Removing patches is good. And I've never seen Y!Mail work better with Opera than Y!Mail 1.0 and 9.5 9594 with the new browser.js – even chat works nicely! You Yahoo mail users should have something to look forward to 🙂