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PR2 Released!

Monday August 7th, 2000

Netscape 6 PR2 has hit the servers. These are accessible from Netcenter, so I suppose they're official.

CAVEAT:On the Windows version (the only version I tested), the files apparently aren't final yet. To get the install to work, click "Cancel" while Smartdownload makes its attempt to start the download process. When it asks you if you want to Cancel your download, click "Yes". The process should start properly.

My verdict, upon initial viewing: Why doesn't the install work without having to do that workaround? Why don't the links on the initial-start-front-page work? Why do I have a Net2Phone link on my personal toolbar even though I didn't install it? And why does Net2Phone start (and then crash) when I click that link??? Why is the default skin not Classic, and instead that goofball Modern skin? Why are all the extra sidebar panels visible in the AIM client? Why is the "Setup" button obscured on the AIM client? Why? Why? Why?

Why am I bothering with this when M18 is already so much better? My wish: that Netscape gets their act together for PR3. This is one of the stupidest rollouts that I've seen (worse than PR1, even). Damnit, guys - the Mozilla product is so much better.

I recommend downloading an M18 build if you're looking for a better indication of where the product is at currently. The PR2 build doesn't do it justice, and I don't see that it has enough useful extras to recommend it.


#52 Re: I had no problems with Java (n/t)

by darnell

Tuesday August 8th, 2000 8:23 PM

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I have been able to duplicate this problem on a PC with Windows 2000 Professional and SP1.

This happens on most Java based navigation controls that are on a page with other HTML code. The site applet menu at Javasoft.com <http://www.javasoft.com/> does not cause the error, but on the right side of that front page there is an "Industry News" section. The news headlines are displayed by a Java applet. Clicking a headline will cause the browser to lockup. I would like to see if someone else tries this and has the same result.