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Netscape Releases 6.1

Wednesday August 8th, 2001

Netscape today released Netscape 6.1, which comes off the 0.9.2 branch. Visit the download page at Netscape for the build. Mozilla builds matching 6.1 are available in the July 27 0.9.2 nightly directories.


#107 It's not...

by bcortez <bcortez98@hotmail.com>

Friday August 10th, 2001 1:58 PM

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The Sun Licence expressly states that the binary (the JRE binary installer) can be freely distributed....period. I could d/l it to my own website and serve it from there. I could package it with my own product and install it from there (which my company does right now).

The plugin supplied by Netscape is the full JRE installer binary, albeit the OLD one. All they would need to do (and it would be perfectly legal to do so) is to package their full installer file with the new 1.3.1 plugin (replace the current jre13i.exe with the new one, they could even use the same filename without needing to change any code whatsoever).

I think it is just laziness on theor part (whoever built this package). I've repackaged the Netscape 6.01 version with the new plugin and wrapped it in its own installshield, all perfectly legal according to our legal dept.

Get on the ball Netscape....!!!! PLEASE!!!