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Mozilla 1.3 Alpha Released

Friday December 13th, 2002

Mozilla 1.3 Alpha is out! This release introduces shedloads of new Mail & Newsgroups features (including Bayesian spam classification, message views and improved filtering), a new Bookmarks Quick Search bar (similar to the one found in Phoenix) and support for the Back and Forward buttons on the IntelliMouse Explorer. There's also improvements to the DOM Inspector and lots of other bug fixes. However, remember that this is only an alpha release, so expect bugs.

Builds are available from mozilla.org's Releases Page or directly from the FTP site. Check out the Release Notes for more info.


#11 Re: More bloat

by mbokil

Saturday December 14th, 2002 6:37 AM

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I think what Mozilla needs now is a freeze on any new features for version 1.4. I would like to propose that 1.4 be dedicated to bug fixing, memory leak analysis, regression testing, and performance optimization. I think every couple of versions it helps to put a hold on new development and dedicate a release to just tightening up a product. If you are into development you know how it works: some modules of code need streamlining but you never have the time. Dedicating time to the schedule and process allows everyone to clean up some of the big messes, in turn making it easier and more efficient for later development.