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mozilla.org Branches for 1.0

Tuesday April 9th, 2002

mozilla.org today cut the MOZILLA_1_0_0_BRANCH for 1.0 to use. Expect to see an RC1 candidate sometime next week in order to see where the builds are as far as stability and usability. Work will continue on the branch up until the final 1.0 release, and beyond for point releases. An updated roadmap will be posted soon reflecting this. The trunk is now open to 1.1 alpha work, on the road to 2.0!


#96 No spellchecker in mail/news is not a big deal

by GAThrawn

Saturday April 13th, 2002 6:18 PM

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> I am concerned about our obvious intention to release 1.0 without a > spellcheck for the composition of outgoing mail.

Have you ever used Outlook Express? Do you think it is "ready for use as expected by its intended market"?

Outlook Express does not have a Spellchecker, no one winges about that and calls is "DOA" for that reason. (and before anyone jumps down my throat saying that their copy of OE has a spellchecker, it's only because you've got an MS Office app installed too and OE is using the MS Office spelchecker engine, anyone who hasn't got Office installed hasn't got a spellchecker). In fact on PCs without any MS Office app installed OE actually has a "grayed out icon" for spell checking. No one's pointed this out as a "SHOW-STOPPING defect".

If you want a spellchecker in Mozilla's mail/news go to <http://spellchecker.mozdev.org/> and install it, I use that Moz spellchecker and it works fine, I've even got proper UK English spelling installed for it with no problem.