Netscape 7.1 Released

Sunday June 29th, 2003

Netscape Communications Corporation today released its new Netscape 7.1 browser, which is based on Mozilla 1.4. This version — codenamed Buffy during development — offers several new features, including automatic image resizing, which shrinks large images to fit in the browser window, and Find As You Type, a tool that allows users to search for links or text on a webpage just by typing. Tweakers will appreciate the new editable about:config (try setting the boolean general.smoothScroll preference to true to get smooth scrolling) and Windows users can now log in to sites that use NTLM authentication. Bookmarks, tabbed browsing and popup blocking have all been improved and 7.1 should fit in better with your desktop's look-and-feel.

Mail & Newsgroups also has its share of enhancements with junk mail detection, message views, improved filtering capabilities (there's support for multiple actions, newsgroup filters and running filters after the fact) and Address Book Palm synchronisation. Composer hasn't been forgotten, with a 'breadcrumb bar' of HTML elements on the Status Bar and click-and-drag dynamic image and table resizing. In addition, there's improved support for Web standards (such as WSDL proxying), better performance and stability, and several thousand other bug fixes.

Netscape 7.1 is the first Netscape release to ship with the Gecko Runtime Environment and the Mozilla ActiveX control and plug-in. This latest version also features an optional Developer Pack, which installs ChatZilla, the DOM Inspector and the Venkman JavaScript Debugger — familiar to Mozilla Application Suite users but never seen before in a Netscape distribution.

You can download Netscape 7.1 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (7.02 was the last Mac OS 8/9 version).

Update! The Netscape 7 Release Notes have been updated with information about the new version and Netscape DevEdge has a new section all about Netscape 7.1, with details about its improved support for Web standards.

#50 Re: Cannot get Netscape 7.1 to launch

by iva

Saturday August 7th, 2004 9:07 PM

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Well, I thought this could be related to your question (but it is not, see below, I just posted it, and also because the text was already written, when I noticed it), though, I use Mozilla Firefox and not Netscape, but it seems they uses the same "common libraries".

It's just when I inspected some of Mozilla's dlls with Dependancy Walker, for example qfaservices.dll, jar50.dll, jsd3250.dll, inspector.dll (and others, all with "Mozilla Foundation" or only "Mozilla" under "company" in file properties), I noticed, they all have the same unresolved exports (not same C functions, but being dependant of the same dlls), all pointing to NSPR4.DLL, XPCOM.DLL, PLDS4.DLL, PLC4.DLL.

But then, I actually found out, this is only couse Dependancy Walker hasn't got Firefox's search path when monitoring/resolving dependancies (dynamic C exports to separate functions and loking in module’s file header), cause I launched Dependancy Walker (for that particular dll) from "inside" Process Explorer (also application from Sysinternals, like Filemon you monitored with, btw., I just love so many Mark's utilities).

My bad ...

Cheers, and sorry that I can't help actually. :D