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Some Comments on the Leaked 6 Beta

Wednesday March 29th, 2000

If you visit sites other than MozillaZine, you might have gotten wind of an accidentally public version of Netscape 6 Beta. What had happened was that Netscape was doing some staging tests on an ftp server, and some folks got wind of this (and the direct links to the files) and spread the news far and wide. MozillaZine considered posting this news, but we contacted Netscape and they requested that we hold off, and told us that what was on the FTP server isn't necessarily everything that would be in the final Beta release. The links have since been removed. This release wasn't "unofficial", it was "accidental", and it wasn't a "preview release". The Beta itself may very well be branded a "Preview Release", but what people got was not some special "sneak peek", or anything of the sort.

The Netscape 6 Beta is coming, though, and we'll let you know as soon as there is something to report.


#18 Java is 1 of the big sinners

by ramion

Thursday March 30th, 2000 9:40 AM

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Here is the reason why Netscape 6 (also know as preview 1) (build 6.0.15-nb1b.2000032306) is so much bigger then mozilla: Sun Java 2 7498 K Mail & News 1052 K Netscape Instant Messenger 430 K Quality Feedback Agent 243 K Spell Checker 462 K Net2Phone 854 K Shockwave Flash Plug-in 132 K 10671 K The total size of the istaller is around: 16847 K So the last 6176 most be the "normal" mozilla (+ maybe some other small things...) So JAVA is the big sinner here. Its fills ALOT.

Hope this answers some of the question about it fills so much.

And about how it looks like. It looks like the nightly builds you can download from mozilla.org. Only new thing is a VERY cool new icon in the upper right corner. It looks really flashy....