Next Version of Netscape to be Based on Mozilla 1.4

Wednesday May 14th, 2003

T_Moz wrote in to tell us that the next Netscape browser release will be based on a branch of Mozilla 1.4. The news was confirmed by Netscape DevEdge in a story announcing the availability of Mozilla 1.4 Beta. Netscape's decision to base their next version on 1.4 has been widely anticipated, particularly since the new Mozilla Development Roadmap was unveiled last month.

#13 Re: Re: Re: Netscape?

by AlexBishop <>

Thursday May 15th, 2003 1:59 PM

You are replying to this message

"Well I wouldn't use IE these days for ethical and personal reasons. I wasn't actually comparing Netscape to IE, but to Mozilla. Netscape does not seem to be very agressive at staying up-to-date with Moz."

You can get builds of Mozilla every day. But I'm sure you wouldn't let your proverbial grandmother use a Mozilla nightly build. Netscape will never be updated as often as Mozilla, it will always be behind. However, their releases will be stable, highly tested, well documented and not have incomplete features.