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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
Friday April 19th, 2002 8:29 AM
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RC1 (or should I say Mozilla 0.9.9.1?) is the best Mozilla yet. But I'm concerned about the many regressions that have appeared since 0.9.8. The answer, of course, is "file a bug"--but the bug people are hopelessly backlogged. Querying Bugzilla finds 63 (!) unconfirmed bugs that are either "critical" or "blocker." Granted, some of these bugs are probably duplicates and others are not truly critical or blocker bugs, but the fact remains that unconfirmed bugs and regressions are piling up--I'm concerned that Mozilla 1.0 will be quite buggy if this isn't addressed.