Ars Technica Review of Mozilla 1.0

Wednesday July 31st, 2002

No fewer than six people wrote in to tell us about Ars Technica's in-depth review of Mozilla 1.0. As well as rating the Windows version of Mozilla, the article also examines the success of the Mozilla project as a whole. When looking at the product, Gecko was highly praised but Navigator and Mail & Newsgroups came in for criticism. However, the review is much more positive about the Mozilla project, declaring it as "nothing less than a resounding success."

#6 Any new info on 1.0.1?

by mesostinky

Thursday August 1st, 2002 12:17 AM

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On June 28 it was reported that "we're planning on being complete by mid next week" which was over a month ago. The 1.1 branch is more buggy than the 1.0 still and the later 1.0 nightlies fixed some important post 1.0 bugs, like the Windows Media Player problem. For that reason and others, I prefer the stable branch. It seems like its been put off indefinitely. I bring this up because the 1.0 series was supposed to be "long lived" and that is what Moz people want 3rd party vendors to work with. I'm not trying to be a pain or say I don't appreciate the great work and hard efforts of the Moz team, but I would just like to hear what happened.

On a similar vein any info Netscape 7? I'm sure it will be 1.0 + fixes, but I wonder what they are waiting for. I hope they don't do a PR2 release. With 2kSP3 out and XP SP1 coming out + the DOJ fixes, it would be awesome if Netscape could get some OEM's to bundle Netscape 7.0 with the new PC's. If configured properly IE wouldn't be on the desktop and Netscape might actually regain some market share.