Netscape 7.02 Released
Tuesday February 18th, 2003
Netscape Communications Corporation has released Netscape 7.02, a minor update that fixes a few security and stability bugs. This new version, which is based on Mozilla 1.0.2, also features updated Java and Flash plug-ins for Windows. Netscape 7.02 is available for download from Netscape's web site. More information can be found in the revised Release Notes.
i'm suprised netscape doesn't move to the 1.2.1 codebase. maybe they're waiting for 1.3, who knows.
#3 Re: moving to 1.2.x codebase?
Tuesday February 18th, 2003 1:19 PM
"i'm suprised netscape doesn't move to the 1.2.1 codebase."
It's really just a security update with a few extras thrown in. Not a planned feature release.
"maybe they're waiting for 1.3, who knows."
Indications in Bugzilla suggest 1.4 is a more likely basis for Buffy.
#13 Re: Re: moving to 1.2.x codebase?
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 5:09 AM
Could you please point out where in bugzilla?
It looks good. I just installed it on top of 7.01, and it seems to work without any problems. Congratulations to Netscape on another fine release.
For Netscape 7.0x users, this should be considered an urgent upgrade, as it has security fixes, according to the release notes.
#9 De ja vu all over again
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 2:27 AM
The last time I tried that, everything went haywire. This time, dude, I'm starting from scratch.
The way I see it, the best way to install this (and any other update) is with the offline installer. Download, uninstall, do the three-fingered salute, shut down everything except Explorer & Systray, then do the deed. So much hassle, but it's worth it.
If you click on the "Offline Installer" link on the Netscape 7.02 download page and end up at <http://wp.netscape.com/download/full_install.html> then you'll be as disappointed as I was that the Windows link goes to a copy of NSSetup.exe that clearly *isn't* the full installer :-( Whoops !
#6 Re: Full installer link, er, isn't
Tuesday February 18th, 2003 3:05 PM
Looks like they fixed the links, haven't tried them, but they point to files of sizes that are typical of full installs.
#17 Re: Full installer link, er, isn't
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 1:47 PM
I downloaded the full executable from <ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pu…ws/win32/sea/NSSetupB.exe>
The only downside to Netscapes browser is all the litter it places upon ones desktop, about 9 icons.
I look forward to Netscape moving to 1.2.1.
#7 How about the Spanish version
Tuesday February 18th, 2003 9:36 PM
Is there any way to convert 7.02 to Spanish by installing some language files?<br> Anyone know? Thanks
Are there any major differences between Mozilla 1.0.2 and Netscape 7.02 besides the Netscape branding and such? I.e. are there more stability improvements and security fixes in Netscape 7.02 than Mozilla 1.0.2? Thanks.
I'm pretty sure that Netscape 7.02 won't have any more security or stability fixes than Mozilla 1.0.2 has as a matter of course. Nevertheless, Netscape 7.02 was released after Mozilla 1.0.2. Thus, it may in fact have more such fixes.
Netscape has extras that Mozilla doesn't have, including built-in Real One, Flash, Java, Netscape Radio, ICQ, AIM, and others.
One other feature that might be different is the pop-up blocker. The Netscape 7.02 version apperas to work better than that in Mozilla 1.3 beta, and thus I assume than that in Mozilla 1.0.2.
#11 Reinstall of Netscape 7.02
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 4:29 AM
I am using Netscape 7.0. Want to reinstall the new Netscape 7.02. Several questions: (!) Is it better to first uninstall 7.0 from Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and then reinstall or is it better to just install over the existing program? and (2) should I uunistall first the Java that is now on my machine prior to the new install or will the new 7.02 simply write over it.
Any response would be appreciated
#16 Re: Reinstall of Netscape 7.02
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 1:01 PM
"Is it better to first uninstall 7.0 from Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and then reinstall or is it better to just install over the existing program?"
It probably won't make a huge amount of difference.
"should I uunistall first the Java that is now on my machine prior to the new install or will the new 7.02 simply write over it."
I'd uninstall it. It's possibly to have multiple JREs on a machine, which you probably don't want. However, if you've got a newer version of Java than 1.4.0_03, then leave it where it is and choose not install Java in the Netscape 7.02 setup routine. It should find your existing JRE automatically.
#12 I get new crashes!! Eeeek!
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 5:02 AM
Mail/News has crashed twice in 3 runs (each run being for about two or three hours) - possibly something to do with connecting to the netscape webmail folders or something but it's not good! anyone else have these problems?
#19 Re: I get new crashes!! Eeeek!
Wednesday February 19th, 2003 2:42 PM