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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 mozilla.org Releases page or direct from the download site (http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.4.1/ if you're using HTTP; ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.4.1/ 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.


#19 Re: suck

by Dobbins

Monday October 13th, 2003 8:32 AM

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What you are arguing for is continuing one of the prime problems that Mozilla had from the start, checking in something without insuring that there is a clear need for it. At this time there is no need to have mng support other than being politically correct. Animated Gifs will eventually be replaced by another format, and tha format MIGHT be mng, or it might be something else that is developed over the next few years. Currently mngs are allmost never found on the web except for test cases on sites that advocate using them. Including support in Mozilla isn't going to change this because 98% of users still won't be able to see them. It would be a foolish site designer who locked out the vast majority of users. There simply isn't any reason to include a protocol that has little use, and which increases the size and possibly the stability of the stable branch when Mozilla has a developmental version that is being persued on the trunk. Making threats because you didn't get your way is more likely to anger people at the Mozilla foundation than any thing else, making it less likely that they will listen to the people advocating adoption of this format.