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.
No, Moz 1.5alpha is not even close to as stable as 1.4. It does have a number of improvements, so if you want to take the risks, you can certainly use it.
The should not be any problem with sharing data, but if you want to keep it separate, you need to use profile manager to create a second profile, and use one profile with 1.4 and one profile for 1.5alpha. You also need to choose a different directory to install the program, of course.