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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.


#12 Re: Re: More bloat & updating Mozilla

by aqua_lon <guardian@gmx.li>

Saturday December 14th, 2002 7:39 AM

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I agree with that.

When talking about more and more new features being added and cause of that introducing new bugs (nobody is perfect) without caring about the older ones, I must always think about Microsoft and the development of Windows.

IMHO Mozilla has enough good features for the moment, but they should really work as planed. A product with thousand of good features doesnīt have any use if you canīt use it on a reliable basis.

I know that most programmers doesnīt really like to fix their bugs and itīs better if somebody works on a new feature instead of doing nothing, but I think all the programmers would get more appreciation if one can use the results of their work without any problems.

And the ONE thing I dislike most at the current mozilla versions is, that you simply cannot update from a version to a newer one without creating a new profile (at least if you donīt want to have some problems). Couldnīt there be a way to automatically update an existing profile to be uses by a new Mozilla version? I would find that very useful and thatīs the thing what really pretends myself from using Mozilla-Mail (I still use Netscape 4.78 for mailing). I donīt have the time to save all my mails and settings before installing a new version of Mozilla and then copy it back afterwards.

It would be really nice to see that at least in the stable Milestones.