Mozilla 1.5 Released

Wednesday October 15th, 2003

Mozilla 1.5 has been released! In addition to enhancements to tabbed browsing, Mail & Newsgroups and the DOM Inspector, this milestone also features many Composer improvements, including support for absolutely positioned elements, better resizing for images and tables, z-index management and a new snap-to-grid option. The ChatZilla IRC client has been overhauled and now includes support for logging. Mozilla 1.5 also features a spellchecker, as well as improved standards support and better performance and stability.

Mozilla 1.5 can be downloaded from the Releases page, the mozilla 1.5 directory on or the new Mozilla download page. The Mozilla 1.5 Release Notes feature more information, as does the new Mozilla 1.x product page at

#15 Re: Windows 95 Still Valid?

by AlexBishop <>

Wednesday October 15th, 2003 2:16 PM

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This is my understanding of the situation. A developer would have a more accurate assessment.

From time to time, Mozilla breaks on Windows 95 due to some change being made that relies on a feature not present in that version of the OS (Unicode support or certain DLLs etc.). Not many people use Windows 95 anymore, so sometimes it takes a few days for anyone to notice and fix it. One day, Mozilla will break on Windows 95 and either nobody will notice or nobody will care enough to fix it. That's the essential situation.

As we all know, Windows 98 is essentially the same as Windows 95, only with IE. Installing the latest version of IE on 95 will actually make it more likely to be able to run Mozilla should the day ever come that it doesn't run on a base 95 installation. Of course, Windows 98 also has some other things, like new APIs and Unicode support. Some of those things can be added to Windows 95 by installing updates; some of them can't.

As far as I know, Mozilla 1.5 works on Windows 95.