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.

#44 Mozilla user-agent stats on our web-site

by Jeex

Wednesday November 5th, 2003 7:56 AM

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Just thought you might be interested to note that we've seen a steady increase in the number of Gecko-based user-agents (Mozilla 1.X mainly) to our global public web-site over the last three months. Our site is not a techy site (a la slashdot), so hopefully these stats are more meaningful than they might be otherwise...

Here are the stats: - Aug 2003: 2.76% (Total hits on the site: 407K) - Sep 2003: 4.18% (Total hits on the site: 476K) - Oct 2003: 7.92% (Total hits on the site: 486K)

In line with these numbers, the combined amount of hits from MSIE 5/6 user-agents dropped by over 7% in those three months (from 85% to 77%). Opera hits rose slightly over the period - latest total was 1.01%...

Good news - hopefully this is the case across the web!


-- James