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)."

#7 Re: Browser form spell checker

by mlefevre

Tuesday December 9th, 2003 2:42 PM

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No, I wouldn't think so. Firstly, there is a localisation freeze, which means no text in the interface can change. Secondly, they generally only take bug fixes, and generally only "low risk" patches. The forms spellcheck is not low risk, it's not a bug fix, and it would mean a bunch of new text. The work for the form spellcheck isn't even done yet.

Assuming it makes some progress, it could go into 1.7alpha.