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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.


#212 Re: sheesh... what a blowhard

by macpeep

Friday April 26th, 2002 4:57 PM

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"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. :)"

Heh, well.. it's close.. definitely... I still experience crashes every once in a while. Not often enough that it would bother casual surfing but if I'm buying plane tickets or paying some large bill, I rather use IE because I *know* it won't crash on me. For other people, Mozilla may be more stable but for me, IE is currently still definitely more stable. There are also small quirks on the browser side.. Just today, I was reordering bookmark folders and while dragging the folder, I noticed that dragging a folder up in the order worked but dragging it down would reposition it in the wrong place (one off from where I actually dragged it to). Whenever I use Mozilla for a longer period than just a few minutes, I still seem to run into things like that. It's just making me uncomfortable enough with it that I rather not switch to it as my primary browser - yet.

But it's getting very close...