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 ftp.mozilla.org. 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)."
#42 Bookmark toolbar bug to be fixed??
Thursday December 11th, 2003 11:08 AM
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It looks like this bug <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=203556> will be fixed in fb0.8 because it's marked as blocking 0.8. And it's related mozilla bug <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142215> which says it's a 1.6 blocker but it has not been fixed yet and we're past 1.6 beta now. So will it be fixed in 1.6/0.8?? This is my biggest pet peeve with mozilla and apparently I'm not the only one that feels that way.