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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.


#5 I just need to vent

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Thursday March 30th, 2000 7:13 AM

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I know this is slightly off topic, but I just need to vent. A week ago I reported a major bug that would effect the ability of netscape to go beta. The problem was that if you have a pop account setup in 4.7x in MS Win and you install just base from the installer migration will fail completly. Even though I had the permissions to set it to blocker they have yet to even notice the bug or comment on it. I'm worried this won't get fixed. Bug # is 14645 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14645>