Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Released
Friday May 10th, 2002
mozilla.org today released the second release candidate of Mozilla 1.0, in preparation for the final release of 1.0, hopefully by the end of this month. You can grab it by going to the releases page or by going to the ftp site. You can also check out the release notes and a full list of what's new.
A brief list of what's new between RC1 and RC2 includes HTTP 1.1 pipelining support, the removal of the link toolbar (for performance reasons, still on in the trunk), and this will be the first milestone release with a fix for the security hole announced last week. Along with this, the main focus has been on stability, and a number of crash and top crash fixes have gone in.
Along with the release of RC2, mozilla.org has updated the release roadmap with some rough estimates of what will be happening on the trunk with 1.1, and announcing today's release of RC2.
#36 Doesn't back out anything
Monday May 13th, 2002 8:09 AM
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The XPI, if it works at all (and I've had a couple of confirmations that it does) will work perfectly well with all releases up to 1.0 and beyond. It essentially performs the one-liner fix of adding the overlay - and it USES the overlay file that's still part of the Mozilla build.
In other words, it doesn't back out anything; that's just FUD.
Of course, it won't get any fixes made on the trunk - but neither will any other part of Mozilla for 1.0.
The issues with the xpi as it stands right now are:
- Won't install into your profile directory, but into your global mozilla installation. This makes it useless for most linux people - including myself ;)
- Doesn't fix the problem with tabs; an ideal implementation would install a new tabbrowser.xml and override the binding to use it. That's a little bit more work...
- And it would be nice if the XPI was part of the build so you could check a checkbox in the custom installer to turn it on.
- Also would be nice if the SiteNavBar were turned on by default if you did - don't know how to do that because it would require a change to the overlay file, which I don't think you can do in an XPI.
But from what people tell me, it *does* work, and it'll get you the SiteNavBar exactly as it is in prior branch builds.