Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released

Monday July 22nd, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "It's here! Mozilla 1.1 Beta. New to this release are full-screen mode for Linux, BiDi Hebrew improvements, Arabic shaping improvements for Linux, and significant improvements to Venkman, the best cross-platform JavaScript debugger on the planet. Get your binaries and release notes at And if you're confused about all these alpha and beta releases (and what ever happened to that 1.0 branch?) then take a look at the nice picture available at the Mozilla Development Roadmap."

#20 1.1beta, but...

by leafdigital

Tuesday July 23rd, 2002 4:21 AM

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Use the beta versions if you want the best program available.

But consider one thing first: in the (very unlikely but theoretically possible) event that your browser utterly ph00ks up and you have to reinstall, does it matter?

If you just use it as a browser, the answer is almost certainly no, provided you make a backup of your bookmarks every now and then. But if you use it as a mail client too, obviously you'll need to backup mail as well and you might want to be more cautious. Mind, you probably should do that even if using the releases :)

1.1beta is definitely better than 1.0 but it hasn't been as widely tested, so...

I download nightlies personally but I only use Mozilla for browsing (and I do have a, somewhat out of date, bookmarks backup, but my bookmarks suck anyhow). If I used it for email I might be a bit less cavalier.