Netscape 6.1 Beta 1

Tuesday June 12th, 2001

Netscape today released a beta of their upcoming 6.1 release, based on the mozilla 0.9.1 branch. Check out the release notes, or grab the build.

#31 Will 6.1 final come with the preloader?

by avisdurgan

Wednesday June 13th, 2001 5:47 PM

You are replying to this message

I haven't DL-ed 6.1PR1 myself because I only have a 48kps connection available these days, so I don't know the status of the preloader in this release. But I hope that at least the final 6.1 version (Win32) will have the preloader functionality included (with an UI to turn it on and off).

I currently use Mozilla 0.9.1 with the -turbo switch, and it works great! That is, it works great when it works... I have noticed that if I use Mozilla for a long period of time and then close all the windows manually, I get a non-resizeable empty white window when I try to open the browser again. (I have found a workaround for this - just press CTRL-N and then close the white window). Besides, if you use Mozilla with a lot of windows open and you use CTRL-Q (or File > Exit) then not only are all the windows closed, but Mozilla itself is in its entirity unloaded from memory. Which means that next time I try to open a browser window, Mozilla has to be started from scratch like usual. And at last, when Mozilla crashes it doesn't reload itself (don't know if it should, but the preloader functionality does disappear when Mozilla crashes...).

Anyway, I guess bugs are filed on these issues (I haven't checked Bugzilla myself - don't really know what words to search for), but I just hope that Netscape will fix these bugs and then release NS6.1 instead of releasing NS6.1 without the preloader. I know that I at least won't be downloading NS6.1 if it doesn't have the preloader.

On an off-topic note, has anyone tried to change the text size in Mozilla while reading this page (table borders will be messed up)? Is there a bug filed for this?