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Mozilla 1.2 - Get It While It's Hot!

Tuesday November 26th, 2002

mozilla.org has just released Mozilla 1.2. New to this version (since 1.1) are Type Ahead Find, toolbars as text/icons/both, support for GTK themes on Linux and native style for HTML form controls on Windows XP, multiple tabs as startpage, Link Prefetching, filter after the fact and filter logging in Mail, the ability to sync your addressbook to a Palm device on MS Windows, and much, much more.

Builds are now starting to show up on the ftp servers, and the release notes have been posted. Be sure to check out the updating roadmap, as noted earlier this week.


#54 Re: New 'Communicator' Threatens Netscape's Future

by mbokil

Wednesday November 27th, 2002 2:30 PM

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Yes it is true that AOL is releasing its own internally developed proprietary Communicator suite with a user interface emphasis on instant messanging and other proprietary UI functionality. The browser engine of course will be Gecko based and the UI is XUL based. I don't have any issue with the Netscape engineers being pulled of Mozilla. I think the projects Mozilla and Phoenix are far enough evolved that these projects could exist without dedicated AOL support. I think you have to keep in mind that Mozilla is not just a browser but an application platform. Hopefully the Mozilla Runtime egine will keep evolving to the point where it can be installed separately from the client apps like the Mozilla browser and Calendar. It would be nice to see the Mozilla runtime become more popular than the Java runtime for developing applications against.