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's Releases Page or directly from the FTP site. Check out the Release Notes for more info.

#27 installing over older builds

by Sander

Saturday December 14th, 2002 1:24 PM

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99% of the problems with upgrading mozilla versions come from installing over older builds. Some files are not installed but only created when you run mozilla, others change name (and thus the old versions aren't overwritten). Practically the first thing you do when triaging a certain type of unconfirmed bug report is asking the reporter if he installed over an older version...

The following two lines have been part of the mozilla release notes for as long as I can remember:

Installation Notes Install into a new empty directory. Installing on top of previously installed builds may cause problems.

'course, people don't read the release notes... *sighs* :)