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Wednesday September 13th, 2000

Christian Schaller writes, "Being impressed with the recent progress of Mozilla, I decided to write a small review of the Linux nightly builds. Hope this is of interest."

Mozilla is definitely looking better and better every day. I'll also have to admit that I am pleased with the way the new Modern skin is turning out.

App responsiveness is up, and the overall feel is much more solid. Now, if they could just make the mail/news threadpane move faster than molasses on a cold day. That's probably the worst performance issue on the app currently, because it's the most visible, even with 500 message newsgroups.

#1 NOT THE PUNCH THE MONKEY AD! NO!

by riddley

Friday September 15th, 2000 7:14 AM

I'm sorry. I love Mozilla and I love this site. I'm thankful for the work that is done on both, BUT I will be UNABLE to return here if you continue to run the punch the monkey ad (or similar ads.)

#3 Re: NOT THE PUNCH THE MONKEY AD! NO!

by WillyWonka

Friday September 15th, 2000 7:36 AM

The only thing you can do is block out the ad with mozilla's image block feature.

Where is the block Java button :)

#15 At least not doubleclick

by badben

Sunday September 17th, 2000 6:26 AM

At least the banners don't come from (privacy-invasing) doubleclick.net anymore (as they did in the past).

#4 Re: NOT THE PUNCH THE MONKEY AD! NO!

by mozineAdmin

Friday September 15th, 2000 8:39 AM

I'm sorry you feel that way. Although I hold no particular fondness for the Punch the Monkey ads, I have to admit I felt a bit nostalgic upon seeing it on our site again.

#11 Re: Re: NOT THE PUNCH THE MONKEY AD! NO!

by dave532

Friday September 15th, 2000 4:22 PM

What happened to the O'Reilly ads, you're using the ads that you used to use before the o'reilly ones. At least they're not doubleclick.

#6 sorry to continue this off-topic thread....

by asa

Friday September 15th, 2000 12:03 PM

but the site looks cleaner and I don't mind that change at all. Thanks again chrisn for your efforts as Mozilla advocate extraordinaire. Keep up the great work.

#12 Re: NOT THE PUNCH THE MONKEY AD! NO!

by i387

Friday September 15th, 2000 4:22 PM

One of the most useful new features in Mozilla is the ability to bypass these type of images. Just go to:

Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Images

and set \\\"Accept images that come from the originating server only\\\".

This is one of the best features yet!

#2 New modern theme

by jss

Friday September 15th, 2000 7:34 AM

What am I doing wrong to always get the classic theme on my Linux nightly builds instead of the new modern theme?

I\'ve deleted my .mozilla directory, but that doesn\'t help.

#5 Re: New modern theme

by asa

Friday September 15th, 2000 11:58 AM

classic theme is the default in mozilla build. to switch to modern go to the preference menu themes panel or use the Apply Theme item on the View menu.

#8 Themes on linux broken

by mpercy

Friday September 15th, 2000 1:16 PM

In the nightlies for the past week or so, I havent been able to select any theme on Mozilla form within the prefs dialog. Anyone know whats going on here? I'd like to see the new modern...

#9 Re: Themes on linux broken

by sneakums

Friday September 15th, 2000 1:43 PM

I'm running 2000091508 and theme switching works fine, both from prefs and View / Apply Theme

#7 OT: ChatZilla

by Jake

Friday September 15th, 2000 12:21 PM

Sorry to start another off topic thread, but has anyone else noticed that "IRC Chat" seems to have disappeared from the Tasks Menu? I've noticed this both in 9/14 and 9/15.

Also, as long as I'm OT... why have the cookies on this site changed to expire at end of session (for threaded)?

#10 yep. it's there in the Installer builds

by asa

Friday September 15th, 2000 3:50 PM

Something broke in the zipped builds. IRC Chat is alive and well in the win32 Installer builds.

#13 Nothing on the artical...

by Jake

Saturday September 16th, 2000 9:36 PM

I was just looking at the posts here and noticed they were all OT...

This was a nice artical... I think it did a nice job of saying that this is a progressing work and that progress seems to be very good.

Also, the October 3 issue of PC Magazine has a mostly positive review Netscape 6 PR2. The screenshot is the old modern (hey it was a PR2 review, not Mozilla... :) They seem to finally be relizing that this is more about standards and that's what Mozilla (and by association NS 6) does best. They also seemed to like the Cookie Manager (can you blame 'em? I think it's great!)

#14 URI for the PCMag article

by sacolcor

Sunday September 17th, 2000 1:32 AM

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/stories/pipreviews/0,9836,366107,00.html

There's also a link to submit a user review.