Mozilla 1.4.1 Released

Saturday October 11th, 2003

A minor update to Mozilla 1.4 has been released. Mozilla 1.4.1 contains around 100 additional bug fixes but no new features. Windows users who had installer problems with Mozilla 1.4 or experienced display resource issues will be especially interested in this build, which is available for all platforms. Download Mozilla 1.4.1 from the Releases page or direct from the download site ( if you're using HTTP; if you're using FTP). More information can be found in the Mozilla 1.4.1 Release Notes.

Update: Thanks to Daniel Wang for reminding us that Mozilla 1.4.1 includes a spellchecker, a feature not present in 1.4.

#18 Re: Netscape Update?

by JuanGonzalez

Sunday October 12th, 2003 6:31 PM

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Given that AOL is still supporting (surely with minimal resources) the portal and Netscape 7.1 (just download, no developers apart from Mozilla), it seems that they have the still valuable Netscape brand in the reserve, let's say.

Perhaps they don't know what to do with this brand yet. It wouldn't be difficult to sell, really, if they decide this way.

For example, Sheri R. Lanza said (I think referring to July 15): "AOL spokesperson Andrew Weinstein assured me that his company would continue to support Netscape. In spite of appearances, Netscape is part of AOLís multibrand strategy. Weinstein said that the layoffs were part of an 'ongoing strategy, matching employees with the companyís strategic priorities.'" <…wsbreaks/nb030804-1.shtml>

The news of July were all similar: <> , etc.

More recent is the end of the transition months Netscape -> Mozilla (September 30): <http://www.mozillazine.or…alkback.html?article=3762>

Apart from the official statements, it seems clear that Netscape is not an AOL priority today, and the minimal support does not include development. Therefore, of course I don't know, but I think it's improbable that they assign some of the AOL developers for a Netscape update, unless there is a critical security fix from Mozilla.

Unlikely, of course. Mozilla is far safer than Explorer/Outlook. ;)