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Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2 Out

Friday September 26th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.5 is now available for download. This new test build contains around twenty fixes that were not in Release Candidate 1, including a new preference for specifying whether opening a bookmark group should replace the existing tabs or append the new pages to the current set. As usual, builds can be downloaded from the mozilla.org Releases page or direct from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.5rc2. Consult the Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2 Release Notes for more information and look out for the final version of Mozilla 1.5 in the first week of October.


#13 It's not top posting that's the issue...

by rkl

Sunday September 28th, 2003 7:51 AM

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I think it's not necessarily top posting (or other "features" you'd like added/changed in Mozilla), but I reckon it's configurability that's the problem here. Basically, there's pro and con arguments about top posting, so why not simply have it as a preference in Mozilla Mail ?

The developers get it wrong when they immediately reply "I don't want another config option in the prefs in Mozilla, it's already too bloated". In fact, Mozilla should be able to have *thousands* of config options - the problem of how they are actually presented to the end-user (e.g. maybe "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" prefs?) is what should be looked at, so that a huge number of prefs can be accomodated.

Yes, there's the still the argument as to what the default settings for each preference should be ("sensible" is my best guess, but that's very subjective), but as long as there are actually prefs for anything someone might to change the behaviour of, then people should be reasonably happy.