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.

#37 Re: Re: Speed

by Kob

Sunday December 15th, 2002 8:25 AM

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Yes, Mozilla is noticeably slower on DHTML. There are numerous speed-related DHTML bugs posted on Bugzilla. There is progress since the 1.0 days, some even very substantial, but it is still way too slow compared to IE. I can provide real-life examples of 2:1 and even 3:1 speed ratio advantage IE:Mozilla/Phoenix and I am not talking about esoteric stuff.