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.

#38 I disagree

by AlMalossi <>

Sunday December 15th, 2002 9:56 AM

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A whole .x version number just for making it polished and even more stable costs 3 month! That's a lot of time to 'sacrifice'.

I think Mozilla needs a few more outstanding features to be a reason to change. Look for typeahead for instance, birlliant feature needs more publicity. And the calendar module will make it more attractive.

A lot of Mozillazine reader complained (at the time of 0.9.x) a lot of about the mail client, but mainly for speed. But the press complained about, there is nothing special in this mail client (at the time of 1.0) . Now the developers respond in bringing new (partly unique) features, and the Mozillazine community seems to dislike 'progress' in features at all.

For the one who just needs a stable stable stable and quite well polished browser/mail client/composer/addressbook there is the 1.0.x branch. I personally love to see feature progress in the 1.x trunk