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Mozilla 1.4 Released

Monday June 30th, 2003

Mozilla 1.4 is now available for download! This release offers several enhancements over Mozilla 1.3.1, including NTLM authentication support (Windows only), bookmarks improvements, click-and-drag image and table resizing in Composer, smooth scrolling (disabled by default), junk mail improvements and proxy auto-config failover. See the new-look Mozilla 1.4 Release Notes for more information and grab a build from the mozilla1.4 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.

The Mozilla 1.4 branch is intended to replace the 1.0 branch as a stable baseline for developers to build upon. It is the basis of today's Netscape 7.1 release. In future milestone cycles, changes will be made to both the Mozilla technology and the project's organisation, including a move towards the standalone Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird applications as the main focus of development. See the Mozilla Roadmap for more information.


#10 Re: 1.4 crashing upon installation

by Racer

Monday June 30th, 2003 2:16 PM

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I agree 100% lazytiger. A program that crashes for any reason during install is very bad for its image...even if the explanation is given in the release notes. Especially for a known issue like this, the installer should check to see if incorrect files from an older install are present and notify the user or delete them automatically before going ahead and crashing.

At the very least, a general purpose check for a previous install of Mozilla should be made upon install; with a warning message if it is found. That would take maybe 10 minutes to code but could save lots of people from headaches and the assumption that Mozilla sucks.