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Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 Out

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.4 is now available for download. Read the Mozilla 1.4 RC 2 Release Notes for more information and get a build from the mozilla.org Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.4rc2 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.


#26 Re: Are there expectations for Mozilla going mains

by bzbarsky

Thursday June 19th, 2003 5:03 PM

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> then this kind of Linux-Java-gcc-Mozilla incompatibility is a main issue, or at > least a shoot in the own foot, for the open source community.

You're right. ABI changes are precisely that. The transition from gcc 2.9x to gcc 3.x is pretty painful across the board, with major compatibiliy problems in all sorts of apps, not just Mozilla. That's the pain of changing the ABI.

It's not quite as bad as the a.out -> elf change back in the day, but similar in effect.

There's not much Mozilla can do past coordinating the compiler switch with some major plugin vendors (which we are in fact doing).