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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.


#20 Correct me if I'm wrong...

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Thursday March 30th, 2000 10:28 AM

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Since Java2 is new, and Mozilla evidently uses it as a standard (does it?), isn't the Java2 addition there specifically to set itself up on the host computer just the once? In other words, isn't Java2 a one-time only upgrade that you wouldn't need to download and set up twice? Hence, when 6.1 comes out, you wouldn't have to download Java2 again?