Links Toolbar Landed
Wednesday October 3rd, 2001
Gervase Markham writes: "The Links Toolbar from bug 87428 has finally landed, bringing us ever-closer to full support for HTML 2.0. You'll see it in this morning's builds. The auto-show is still in development over in bug 102832. Good places to try it out are Bugzilla buglists, the W3C, htmlhelp.com and many machine-generated manuals or documents, such as the GNU Make manual."
#24 Future Netscape Versions
Thursday October 4th, 2001 3:37 AM
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MozillaNews, you know, the other Mozilla news site (no, not MozillaQuest, that's a Mozilla fiction site) has an article <http://www.mozillanews.org/index.php3?article=12> from jesus x about Netscape's browser plans. Much of the article is speculation but it sounds plausible.
We all know by now that Netscape took over the 0.9.4 branch to make eMojo, which until recently I belived was going to be the enterprise version of 6.1 (the original 6.1 was codenamed Mojo). Either I was wrong or Netscape's changed plans because recent references to Netscape 6.2 have appeared in Bugzilla. The article gives convincing evidence that 6.2 will be the next release and that there will be standard and enterprise versions of it. Compared to the improvements between 6.01 and 6.1, 6.2 will be less of an upgrade which makes me question why they don't just call it 6.11 or something.
The article goes on to mention MachV, the next release after eMojo. It seems that it will be based on Mozilla 1.0 (but I remember a time when 6.0 was going to be based on 1.0) and the working title is Netscape 6.5. If you want to know more, do a search for "machv" on mozilla.org - it will bring up some interesting specs.
The article suggests that Netscape will be concentrating on corporate users. It's not the first time they've done this: 4.x was very business-orientated (at least in the initial releases before they pulled Calendar and other stuff no-one used - NetCaster, anyone?). This is probably wise as corporate users want things like LDAP and IMAP support which Netscape has traditionally been strong on (Outlook Express can provide those things too but its security leaves something to be desired).