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Mozilla 1.5 Alpha Released

Tuesday July 22nd, 2003

Lots of folks wrote in to let us know that mozilla.org today released Mozilla 1.5 Alpha. Release Notes and a slew of builds are available. New in 1.5a are a number of Composer enhancements, tab browser clean up, and the usual crash and performance fixes.

Looking ahead, mozilla.org hopes to release a Firebird 0.6.1 in the coming week to pick up some of the latest changes, including some crashes that were present in the 0.6 release. Following that, the current plan is to release a Thunderbird 0.1 prior to 1.5b, and a Firebird 0.7 alongside Mozilla 1.5 final, and continue to move towards replacing the trunk with the new standalone applications. More info on all these plans is available in the recently updated roadmap.


#2 Version confusion

by rhstoddard <rstoddard@voyager.net>

Wednesday July 23rd, 2003 12:06 AM

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I'm new to Mozilla (but a long-time Netscape user, may it rest in peace), and am quite pleased with 1.4. However, looking at the roadmap, it looks to me like there will be parallel development tracks for 1.4 and the new 1.5 release. As an end user, which should I follow? Stick with the 1.4 releases as they become available, or make the switch to 1.5 when it is released? (I'm reluctant to go with betas, so I'll wait for releases in either case.) Thanks.