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 Releases Page or FTP site.

#5 Re: Updater

by Sander

Thursday March 13th, 2003 1:40 PM

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As far as I've heard so many files are changed between releases (in the order of 80%) that such an update functionality would be nearly pointless, as the size of the download would nearly equal that of a full install. That leaves the point of no longer needing to uninstall the older version - I think nowadays you don't really have to anymore anyway; we already do lots of clean up of old files that cause problems. The problem is that it's nearly impossible to guarantee that there won't be any problems if you don't uninstall first, due to the huge amount of possible combinations of leftover files... and that doesn't seem to be a problem likely to go away or get any better anytime soon.