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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
#184 Re: About Composer
Tuesday April 23rd, 2002 11:53 AM
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1. Composer in NC4 sucked with a loud sucking sound.
2. I'm not saying that Moz Composer has to suck just because the old Communicator version did.
3. I totally agree 110% with your remarks concerning FrontPage. However, serious Web developers don't use FP any more than they use(d) NC Composer.
4. All I was saying is that I don't really need Moz Composer because I have other and better tools.
5. Last time I checked, Moz Composer was still using FONT tags. Give it a way to use CSS à la TopStyle or Dreamweaver so users who want to roll their own Web pages can be brought out of the Stone Age. (Part of enabling users is educating them, no? Tell them CSS is like styles in Word, only better, and they'll get the idea.)
6. Composer or no Composer, IMO Moz already is the browser of choice for serious web development -- it's already got the truly important stuff. Excellent HTML/CSS/JS/DOM support. A kickass JS console and debugger. A good View Source (finally -- and thank you Moz Developers for fixing that "generated pages" bug!). And of course the Mighty DOM Viewer, which is a godsend. Tabbed browsing -- so handy when you're checking multiple pages or need to keep a couple of references handy.
I now build for Moz and then degrade for other browsers. :) I couldn't do this a year ago.
Erm, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think Moz is already the best thing out there for Web developers. Give me a good Composer, and I'll use it (or at least give it an honest try). I'm not knocking it. But I don't really need it.
Thanks for bringing up these issues -- they're important, and they do merit serious thought and discussion. Maybe we should start a Composer topic in the Forums?
Sorry, I'm just rambling so I'll shut up now. :)