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.

#69 Re: Gecko user agent strings

by gadeiros <Harald@Henkel.DAH.UUnet.DE>

Saturday August 31st, 2002 4:00 AM

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"Date in the format YYYYMMDD. For official Mozilla builds, this will correspond to the date portion of the BuildID. For branded versions of Mozilla, the GeckoVersion should correspond to the date the code was pulled from, and may not necessarily correspond to the date portion of the generated BuildID."

I may be stupid, but also this (or anything else on that liked page) doesn't give an answer to the question, if there are different development trees of Gecko for different versions/trees of Mozilla like 1.0.x and 1.1.

Is Gecko a "component" wich is developed independently of the Mozilla surroundings - with only one current version at any given time - or not? Is it thus possible that other browsers like NS are based on some "stable" Moz version like 1.0.1 but using a Gecko version which might also be part of Moz 1.1 ? Might the next minor step of NS (like 7.0.1) be based on Moz 1.0.2 and a Gecko used in Moz 1.2 (pre,Alpha,Beta,RC,Final,nightly) ?

This cannot be a too difficult question to answer ... at least for the developers.