Mozilla 1.2 Alpha Released
Wednesday September 11th, 2002
Mozilla 1.2 Alpha is here! This latest release adds an Emacs-style Type Ahead Find feature (not currently available on Mac OS), the ability to add multiple attachments to an email or newsgroup message via the Attach File dialogue (Windows only) and enhanced keyboard accessibility. There's also stability and performance improvements, including a fix that dramatically speeds up IMAP mail header downloads on Mac OS X. Check out the Release Notes for more details and a list of known issues. As usual, builds are available from mozilla.org's web site or FTP server.
Looking further ahead, 1.2 Beta should be released next month with the final version of Mozilla 1.2 expected in November. If you still don't understand how all the different releases fit together, take another look at the Roadmap.
#17 As an option...
Thursday September 12th, 2002 10:22 AM
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It's not an either/or situation for all users of the entire client. There should be an option, presumably first visible when you add a second mail account.
I know preference proliferation is seen as a problem for Mozilla, but for something like a mail client, if it's to be widely used, it needs to be possible to set it up the way that's comfortable for everyone. That means preferences for some things like this.
Anyway, I'm sure other people have other priorities and I'm sure there are a lot of other RFEs for the mail client, some of which are equally valid; I just threw those in as two examples for why I think the email client is less feature-complete than the browser. Those are the two that need to be fixed before *I'll* try the mail client again. Until then, while Mozilla is way ahead of Internet Explorer, Mozilla mail still lags behind Outlook Express for my usage - even though it does have other important features that OE doesn't, such as the ability to turn off HTML mail viewing. So it's a bit frustrating that I can't switch.
(As for the other response, I was referring to links from outside Mozilla, such as links from email programs like Outlook Express or Pegasus, IRC clients like leafChat or mIRC, and so on. There is currently no way - short of hacky workarounds - to make these links open in a new window.)