Netscape 7.0 Released
Wednesday August 28th, 2002
Netscape Communications Corporation today launched the final version of Netscape 7.0. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.1, making it the first Netscape browser to be built upon post-1.0 code. The new version boasts several enhancements over the 0.9.4-based Netscape 6.2, including tabbed browsing, the ability to save complete web pages, print preview, site icons (Favicons), a download manager, full screen mode (Windows only), Quick Search within Mail & Newsgroups and Address Book, return receipts, mail labels, S/MIME mail encryption, CSS support in Composer and one-click web page publishing.
Netscape 7.0 also has several features not found in Mozilla. These include the ability to access Netscape Webmail and AOL accounts directly from within Mail & Newsgroups, a button to easily toggle the display of My Sidebar in Navigator and P3P support for automated cookie handling. Improved instant messaging features — including file transfers, Buddy Alerts and Buddy Icons — are provided by AOL Instant Messenger for Netscape and ICQ for Netscape. There's also a round throbber with a cool animation.
#25 Re: Based on Gecko 20020823???
by gadeiros <Harald@Henkel.DAH.UUnet.DE>
Thursday August 29th, 2002 12:26 PM
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Did you get the question at all ?
How does one recognize, that Gecko/20020826 is based on Moz 1.1 code and Gecko/20020823 (just 3 days older) is based on Moz 1.0(.1) ? Only because NS7 is "based" on Moz 1.0.1 ?
Or is there indeed only one Gecko development and only the surrounding features make the difference between Mow 1.0.x and 1.1 (or 1.y with y > 0).
In this case, NS7 would indeed use an almost current Moz 1.1 version of Gecko with the surroundings being based (but "enhanced") Moz 1.0.
Your answer doens't explain this and neither does the roadmap, where Gecko is only mentioned once - in the "history" section at the top.