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.

#50 Re: I disagree

by aqua_lon <>

Monday December 16th, 2002 1:44 AM

You are replying to this message

"That's a alpha release of 1.3. The mozilla roadmap wants exact this cycle that new features are introduced in the alpha release."

Thatīs true and I think nobody would expect to have a alpha version that works correctly and stable. New features are always good if they are useful for your work and there are many things from Mozilla-Addons that would be good to have in the normal builds (like Tab-Enhancements, Crash-Recovery...). But I also think, that new features doesnīt have much use if you canīt use them cause of a lack of usability or an old bug.

I personally would like to see some polish of the code, but I donīt demand anything from the programmers. They did and still do a very good job in making Mozilla a very good application and I really appreciate that. In the end itīs their decision how to go on.