Netscape 7.01 Released with Pop-up Blocker
Tuesday December 10th, 2002
Netscape has updated its flagship browser to version 7.01. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.2 and combines several bug fixes with a couple of new features. The most notable of these is a sophisticated pop-up blocker (accessible from Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Popup Window Controls). Also new in this release is an option to set a group of tabs as your home page.
#61 Re: When will Netscape move beyond 1.0.x
Wednesday December 11th, 2002 2:13 PM
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In one word - stability. NS branded browsers get an unbelievable amount of QA testing and it's not feasible to be constantly bumping up the version and maintain the stability. 7.01 is a case in point, receiving months of clobbering to ensure that features such as popup blocking and bug fixes didn't adversely affect performance. Less testing goes into a Mozilla milestone so the tradeoff is clear - more features or greater stability.