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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.


#26 Re: Re: Re: Re: More bloat

by eiseli

Saturday December 14th, 2002 1:20 PM

You are replying to this message

"I have had the same problem in the past. If you don't follow the hacking mozilla instructions precisely, it won't get it."

Yeah, I think I've read this page a dozen times and also asked on IRC several times as to who to ask. I just e-mailed the contributor-help. Let's see if they can do something.

"On the hacking mozilla pages they now have a link which says "if it's a browser UI issue, send your reviews and super reviews to these people". Also, in the last bugzilla upgrade they added some confusing ?/+/- dropdown boxes which I believe are there to help get bugs reviewed."

Yep, I got all these. Maybe it's an improvement in the "front end". But if the "back end" (the people) are not able to manage that work, what's a good front end worth?

"Most "newbies" (Are you really a newbie if you can help program a browser?) don't realize that actually programming the patch is only 1/4 or 1/3rd of the battle. You also need reviews, super reviews, and sometimes it needs to be approved as well if it is close to a release."

In this sense, yes, I'm a newbie, because I didn't know it's such a battle. I mean sometimes you have controversy in a patch, like "let's do it the other way round..." but here, it's really a minor patch, and no discussion, no controversy. And yes, I'm a newbie at "programming a browser". However I'm an expert about web-authoring (I hate the word web-design, since I'm not a designer) ;-)

"What I think would be helpful is a easy to follow checklist. (...) I dunno, just an idea."

Yeah, but again, the best front-end without a back-end is not worth that much...