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Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 News and Reviews

Sunday July 6th, 2003

It's almost a week since the double release of Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1. The new Netscape version came out first and it was reported on by Slashdot, LWN.net and Macworld UK. Mozilla 1.4 followed shortly after, leading to articles at Slashdot (again), Neowin.net, LWN.net (again), GnomeDesktop.org FootNotes and the Temple of the Screaming Penguin. As the two browsers came out on the same day, several sites — including ZDNet News, Techweb, The Mac Observer and OSNews — produced single reports for both releases. Meanwhile, CNET News.com and Ars Technica tied their stories in with Marc Andreessen's recent comments that browser innovation is dead.

In the reviews department, eWeek examined Mozilla 1.4 (with some comments on the new Netscape version) and The Inquirer took a look at Netscape 7.1.

Finally, for those who think that Mozilla 1.4 doesn't offer any real improvements, Asa Dotzler has a changelog. Thanks to everyone who sent us links to articles.


#14 RE: Re: browser innovation - a visual history?

by napolj2

Wednesday July 9th, 2003 10:40 AM

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Thanks for the reply. I did the websearch and found two places where this idea was already discussed:

<http://www.geocrawler.com…+Unification&list=136> <http://www.halfbakery.com…owser_20History_20Diagram>

It seems like a few people would be interested in this. If the idea has come up so many times, why hasn't anyone gone through with it and built it? Too many technical problems? Doesn't Mozilla have powerful-enough features to deal with the graphics? It seems from the GeoCrawler thread that someone named Aaron built a basic version of a tree in Java. Has anyone asked them about releasing the Webmap code? I thought they stopped releasing OS/2, and so it should not be a big deal for them (i.e. no lost revenue).