Mozilla 1.3 Released
Thursday March 13th, 2003
Mozilla 1.3 is now available for download. This release features many Mail & Newsgroups enhancements, including Bayesian spam classification, message views and more sophisticated filtering options. Also new is automatic image resizing, which shrinks large images so that they fit on screen, and you can now switch profiles without restarting (Tools > Switch Profile...). In addition, Mozilla 1.3 offers an initial implementation of Midas, an API that provides rich text editing controls for documents. There's also almost 2,000 other bug fixes. Check out the Release Notes for more information and grab a build from the mozilla.org Releases Page or FTP site.
#21 Re: Netscape
Thursday March 13th, 2003 3:01 PM
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Its very doubtful that Netscape will be based on 1.3. They never released a Netscape based on 1.1 or 1.2.1, so I'd expect 1.3 to be ignored as well. There are multiple bug fixes and security enhancements from 1.1+ that have been used in 1.0x (which is the base for Netscape 7.0x), but the meat of features added to Mozilla since 1.1 will not show up in Netscape any time soon.
I expect that once 1.5 (or perhaps 1.6) is released, Netscape will release a new Netscape 8 project based on the new Mozilla. It is also possible that this new Mozilla will get the name Mozilla 2.0 and things will mirror how they were done with Mozilla 1.0x and Netscape 7. Of course, this is purely conjecture so don't chastize me if I'm wrong.