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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#109 Auto Update Needed

by mpconnelly

Wednesday November 15th, 2000 11:15 AM

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More than anything, we need an opensource auto-update engine that is separate from but used by Mozilla. For example, look at Symantec's LiveUpdate. Also, look at MS Money, Intuit Quicken, Real Audio and Windows Media.

This autoupdate could be set to only download final, to download beta, or to download nightly builds. The source of those builds would naturally depend on where you got your browser. So, nightly mozilla builds will come from <ftp://ftp.mozilla.org> but golden netscape builds could come from <ftp://ftp.netscape.com.>

The important thing is that changes could be readily introduced to the codebase and thus avoid the version incompatibility that we currently have with html rendering, lack of ldap support, etc.