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.

#89 Re: java plugin

by rkl

Sunday March 16th, 2003 6:43 PM

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Yes, but as someone else noted in this thread, the release notes do tell you what to do.

Note here - you have to download and install the full JRE or SDK from Blackdown - just unpacking and copying the Java Plugin .so file from Blackdown into Sun's release won't do the trick (yes, I tried that).

Of course, you probably already know the "soft-link trick" you have to do (this assumes you installed Blackdown into /usr/java/j2re1.4.1) - all on one line:

ln -s -f /usr/java/j2re1.4.1/plugin/i386/mozilla/ /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3/plugins/

It's quite annoying that Sun's Java no longer works with the current stable release of Mozilla - let's hope the release notes are true and they'll release a version that does indeed work with it.

BTW, it was the first time I'd actually downloaded a Blackdown release and they have the same sort of license agreement shell wrapper around the software that Sun's release does.

One final note - is it just me or is activating Java in Mozilla a lot harder than it should be ? :-)