Netscape 7.0 News and Reviews

Thursday May 23rd, 2002

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 has received quite a lot of news coverage in the last twenty-four hours. CNET kicks things off with a short article while ZDNet has the same story with reader comments. Reuters says that the beta has more features aimed at mainstream consumers while claims that Netscape is going for the corporate market. InfoWorld feels the need to mention Star Wars and Slashdot also has an article.

Early reviews are looking good. CNET's Rex Baldazo gives the beta 7 out of 10 but he still hasn't read the Release Notes. brings us more Star Wars analogies and eWEEK thinks that the final version will be "an excellent upgrade." ZDNet AnchorDesk executive editor David Coursey spends an entire column saying how great Netscape 7.0 is before declaring that it's not worth upgrading. His accompanying radio show features comments from Netscape's Sol Goldfarb and Rex "Release Notes" Baldazo.

UPDATE! Also check out this piece from and some commentary from Guardian Unlimited, the online edition of the UK's The Guardian newspaper.

ANOTHER UPDATE! The Register also has a story. The second and third paragraphs sound kind of familiar.

Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news and reviews.

#15 Re: Found the bugs

by AlexBishop <>

Friday May 24th, 2002 4:55 PM

You are replying to this message

"How do I find out if this bug has already been reported..."

This is the method I use: Go to the Bugzilla Query Page <> and select all of the possible values (UNCONFIRMED, NEW etc.) in the 'Status' box. Choose 'MailNews' as the 'Program' and type a few words you think will appear in the summary of the bug in the 'Summary' box (e.g. "get msgs download message clears new mail flag"). Choose 'all words as substrings' in the drop-down box next to the field. Leave the rest of the form as it is and press 'Submit query'. Look at the summaries in the resulting bug list and take a look at any likely candidates. You may not find the original bug but you might find a duplicate. You may have to go back and tweak your query a few times. You should probably also have a look at the How to Find Previously Reported Bugs <…ng-duplicate-finding.html> tutorial.

"... and how do I report it if it hasn't?"

Read the Bug Writing Guidelines <…g-writing-guidelines.html> and then file your bug using the Bugzilla Helper <…help/bugzilla-helper.html> form.