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.

#26 Re: Er... or maybe not

by Tanyel <>

Saturday May 10th, 2003 8:57 PM

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"the Firebird SQL bastards also need a good kicking for their ridiculous gamesmanship"

That sentence is "ridiculous gamesmanship."

"self-promotion, and claim to ownership of a widely used name"

Mozilla did that and put a TM after the name.

"I thought that was the way huge evil companies (like AOL) behaved, not little (and, evidently, evil) open-source projects"

It would not have been an issue if AOL did not purchase an evil little open source project.

"I hope I never hear of 'FirebirdSQL' again"

I hope I never hear of Mozilla Firebird again.