Mozilla 1.4 Beta Released

Thursday May 8th, 2003

Mozilla 1.4 Beta was released yesterday. This release allows you to separately specify whether a blank page, your home page or the last page you visited loads when you initially start Navigator, open a new window or open a new tab. It's also now possible to specify the default font, size and colour of text when composing HTML mail and Mail & Newsgroups now has support for CRAM-MD5 authentication. Image blocking and disabling is now more flexible, allowing you to optionally view images that have not been loaded, and the 'Launch File' button in the download dialogue or Download Manager now works after downloading an executable. Proxy auto-config failover has also been implemented and Mozilla can now be built using GCC on Windows. Read the Mozilla 1.4 Beta Release Notes for more information and download the new version from the Releases page or the mozilla1.4b directory on's FTP site.

#25 Re: Er... or maybe not

by AlexBishop <>

Friday May 9th, 2003 8:25 AM

You are replying to this message

"BTW I have to agree with 'leet' that it is **utterly bizarre** MozillaZine didn't actually post a proper news item about the branding policy/backdown way back when it came out. (Maybe it's being spun differently but that's what it was.)"

There was an article about the policy the day after it was published: <http://www.mozillazine.or…alkback.html?article=3110>

If you mean the whole backdown/victory for the Firebird database people, that exists entirely in the head of Paul Festa: <>

There probably will be an article about the report but we're trying to get a more concrete idea of's real position (something you'll note was conspiciously missing from the article) before publishing it.