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.
#8 Re: Re: Re: More bloat
Saturday December 14th, 2002 5:29 AM
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That would be a very valid point if it wasn't for the fact that Netscape's releases are almost IDENTICAL to Mozilla. The same bugs, UI or not, polish or not, are in Netscape's releases too. In my post, I could just as well have replaced Mozilla with Netscape but it's kind of pointless since most of the developers are the same and the UI, bugs and features are the same. As it is right now, it's purely semantics to say it's a Netscape release and not a Mozilla release. And there's nothing wrong with that in itself. I just don't think it's very productive to say that "Oh, Mozilla can be unpolished because it's not for end users." because we all know that Netscape's version of Mozilla is 99.999% identical, minus logos and some add ons. If Mozilla is unpolished, it means Netsacpe's release will be.