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.

#25 Java fixed?

by damian <>

Thursday March 30th, 2000 11:30 AM

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I've been hearing a lot of talk about Sun's Java 2 being included with the Netscape builds. Could it be that the Java plugin system, which was broken since M12, is now fixed? Will we be able to load applets? And dare I ask it: Will java work on Linux?

Way back in M12 or whenever, they said that Java was unsupported on Linux because they were still waiting for someone to make a Java plugin for Linux. Does the Java 2 package from Sun/Blackdown include such a plugin? Do I ask too many questions?