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.

#208 sheesh... what a blowhard

by JoeCool <>

Thursday April 25th, 2002 1:39 PM

You are replying to this message

"I'm way beyond this bickering of crap that goes on about this feature x and that feature x that is in my other native application"

But you just posted one of the longest replies on this site I've ever seen.

The fact is that it's impossible for a mouse to keep up with the keyboard. The only times it's faster is either A) when there aren't good keyboard shortcuts or B) when you don't know precisely where you're going. If it were possible, I'd never touch my mouse... the keyboard is a far more versatile and fast interface.

Back to the topic: I think macpeep raised some valid issues, though pretty much all of them were with the mail app, which I have never used (nor ever will use). I had forgotten he used NS4 mail... and though I'm sure moz mail isn't up to that standard yet, IMO, mozilla is worth using over IE (which was my point of posting). I've generally considered macpeep to have a fairly sane usability approach to mozilla, one with I largely agreed with. So I was curious if he had yet come to the same conclusion I had... that the time to switch browsers had come. :)