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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.


#26 Re: Plug-in Flash

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Monday September 29th, 2003 1:25 PM

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"Why Mozilla.org donīt make a agreement with Macromedia to bundle the Flash Player?"

For a long time, mozilla.org's policy was to only distribute open-source software with Mozilla.

"If Mozilla is to reach end users flash is fundamental!"

I believe with the new focus on targetting end users directly, the policy may be reconsidered.

"Or maybe have some sort of plug-in autoupdate, that dont require the download of a executable file. Maybe a flash xpi? Is there one?"

Even if there wasn't one, it wouldn't be difficult to make <http://devedge.netscape.c…002/xpinstall-guidelines/> (though doing it without Macromedia's permission mya result in getting to know their legal department better). As it happens, Netscape created a Flash XPI (Windows: <http://ftp.netscape.com/p…ws/win32/jgksyc/flash.xpi>, Linux: <http://ftp.netscape.com/p…/linux22/jgksyc/flash.xpi>) for streamlining the installation Flash during the setup of Netscape 6/7.

Alex