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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.


#40 this thing is great!

by jazzman45

Friday March 31st, 2000 12:53 AM

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this build really shows promise, but i have to bring up the UI, along with everyone else.

Is this really what they're going to use? I mean, it isn't bad, but then you look at some of the stuff that isn't there on the front page and some of those images look like crap! Do you think that this was purposely leaked before the 'official' release...i only wish netscape had some trick up their sleeve ;) -=jimbo