Mozilla 1.6 Beta Released

Tuesday December 9th, 2003

The Mozilla Foundation today released Mozilla 1.6 Beta. This latest milestone adds support for NTLM authentication on all platforms and improves the implementation on Windows. The automatic page translation feature has been restored (now powered by Google Language Tools) and a new version of ChatZilla, 0.9.48, is now included. In addition, several security and crash bugs have been fixed during the beta release cycle.

Builds can be downloaded from the Mozilla Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.6b directory on The Mozilla 1.6 Beta Release Notes have more detailed information about what's new and known issues to watch out for.

Update: Asa Dotzler writes: "The original Linux 1.6 Beta builds were built with the wrong compiler and are incompatible with some plugins and extensions. The builds have been replaced as of 01:00 UTC on December 11. To distinguish the builds, type about:buildconfig in the addressbar and look in the 'Build tools' section, next to the line starting with 'c++'. The old, incorrect build will say 'gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-81)'. The new, correct build will say 'gcc version 3.2.3' (just as it does on the previous line)."

#28 DHTML menus work on linux now

by buff

Wednesday December 10th, 2003 12:35 PM

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I noticed that DHTML menus now work correctly on linux. Previously the onclick event would get clobbered when the menu closed. It is not too big to get excited about but my online bank's menus would never work on Mozilla linux until this patch made it in. Yahhh! Whoo-whoo! Allright. Mozilla rocks and so does Firebird. Now if I can just get Thunderbird to open my Firebird links on linux I might even contribute money to the Mozilla Foundation (yah, I know about the linux instructions on setting the link helper preference but I tried it and it didn't work).