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.

Netscape 7.0 can be downloaded from Netscape's web site or FTP server. More details can be found at Netscape Browser Central or in the Release Notes.

#31 Re: Re: Based on Gecko 20020823???

by asa <>

Thursday August 29th, 2002 1:34 PM

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The date you're looking at is the "build date". That's the date that the actual binary was compiled. That has nothing to do with whether it was based on the 1.1 branch or the 1.0.1 branch. The user agent says "rv:1.0.1" and that means that this build was pulled from the 1.0.x branch and not the 1.x trunk. The fact that it has a build date that is newer than you expected is because there is development going on in both places (the "parallel" mentioned by the other poster) _every day_. As a matter of fact there are 1.0.2 builds available today with the build date 20020829 and there are 1.2alpha builds available today with the build date 20020829 as well.