Mozilla 1.0 RC1 Released

Thursday April 18th, 2002 today released the first 1.0 Candidate, in preparation for a final 1.0 build. They'll be using RC1 to evaluate where the 1.0 branch stands as far as crash bugs, and other things that are tracking. RC1's changes since 0.9.9 include the abilty to view the source of a cgi (the most duped bug), reorganized context and main menus, LDAP over SSL, return recipts, new animated mail alerts on Windows, Download Manager, final xul syntax changes, and numerious other bug fixes.

You can download RC1 from's Releases Page or read the Release Notes. We highly encourage you to download the talkback enabled builds, so crashes can be found and logged prior to 1.0. (These pages haven't reached yet, you can grab builds from the FTP site.)

Once people start using RC1 and get a handle on how the reception of it goes, they will be deciding whether or not to release another candidate or 1.0 itself. We'll keep you updated on this process, and let you know what is decided.

#102 But what about "upgrades"?

by baffoni

Saturday April 20th, 2002 10:43 AM

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I hope that they figure out how to change the system without requiring rebuilds, refreshes, and complete reinstalls of user configs - how in the heck will us IT types be able to support updates if we have to essentially migrate the entire user population between updates? It is hard enough that when a profile gets corrupt, it becomes a pain to re-setup - there is no way to import the old address books, prefs, etc. The only easy things to bring back are bookmarks, cookies, and security database. Even email has to be created before you can recopy emails.