Netscape 6.2.3 Released

Wednesday May 15th, 2002

Netscape today released a new version of its Mozilla-based browser. Netscape 6.2.3 is a minor update that fixes the recently discovered XMLHttpRequest security vulnerability. Like the other Netscape 6.2 releases, this latest version is based on the Mozilla 0.9.4 branch. You can download the release from Netscape's web site or FTP server.

#12 Release Candidates

by tottori

Thursday May 16th, 2002 3:41 AM

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Umm... they're called "release candidates" because they are, in fact, release candidates. They have numbers so you can tell them apart, as you don't know in advance which one you are going to release (if you did, there'd be no point in having release candidates at all!). In principle, the final release should be identical in all but version number to the final release candidate. I don't know if are going to do it that way in practice. The temptation to fix "one last bug" may be too strong.

Personally, I'd be happy to see a couple more release candidates, but at some point they have to call it a day. There's always 1.0.1, anyway.