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Mozilla 1.0 RC1 Released

Thursday April 18th, 2002

mozilla.org 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 drivers@mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org'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 mozilla.org yet, you can grab builds from the FTP site.)

Once people start using RC1 and drivers@mozilla.org 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.


#132 Re: Bravo, this is important!

by macpeep

Sunday April 21st, 2002 2:04 AM

You are replying to this message

"For instance, the Windows version would support "alt,space" the way every Windows program does ... "

And when selecting text in the composer for email, you should be able to press SHIFT-pageup to mark text from the cursor one block up. But it doesn nothing at all. There are lots and lots and LOTS of these kinds of small things that you run into all the time while using Mozilla and while none of those issues are huge on their own, the add up and the result is a very buggy and low quality feeling that comes almost entirely from the poorly polished UI. The UI has indeed been polished a lot, especially in the last couple of months but I don't feel it's "1.0 release" quality yet.