Mozilla 1.6 Alpha Released

Friday October 31st, 2003

The Mozilla Foundation has just released Mozilla 1.6 Alpha, the first milestone of the 1.6 development cycle. Amongst its other enhancements, 1.6a features many Mail & Newsgroups improvements, including vCard support, an option to remove mail from a POP server after x days and a preference for placing the user's signature above quoted text when composing an email or newsgroup posting. For more information, see the Mozilla 1.6 Alpha Release Notes. This latest release can be downloaded from the Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.6a directory on

Update: The original Windows builds did not contain the Personal Security Manager, which enables encryption for services such as HTTPS and secure IMAP. This error has now been corrected and new builds are available. Windows users who have had problems accessing secure Web pages or using other secure Internet protocols should re-download.

#21 Re: Re: Yeah, what happened to firebird?

by asa <>

Saturday November 1st, 2003 10:20 AM

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>Like the rest of us

>>Incorrect! I guess you've never actually seen >>the number of downloads for mozilla suit builds!?!

Actually, Firebird download numbers are swiftly approaching SeaMonkey download numbers (at about 70% right now) and Firebird is still clearly labeled a "technology preview". There are certainly more SeaMonkey downloads of 1.5 than of Firebird 0.7, but to suggest with a couple of exclamation points and a question mark ("!?!") that to compare the two was rediculous is, I think, over-reaching a bit. Firebird is very nearly as popular as SeaMonkey.