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eWeek Reviews Mozilla 1.6

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004

eWeek have reviewed Mozilla 1.6, giving it good marks. Noting that Mozilla is "already the best browser available", reviewer Jim Rapoza raves about the new cross-platform NTLM support and mail client improvements. However, the resurrected page translation feature does not impress and the lack of support for FTP uploads is criticised.

eWeek's review is just one of several articles about Mozilla 1.6 that have been published recently. Jeremy sent us a link to an internetnews.com article that briefly outlines the new features in 1.6, while Geek.com, Techweb and The Mac Observer all have short articles about the release.


#1 1.5 Different than 1.6?

by nonpareility <jbird3000@hotmail.com>

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004 3:45 PM

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"The Mozilla Foundation split from Netscape back in July. Since then, the Foundation has introduced such novel browser concepts as tabbed browsing and an integrated pop-up blocker."

Find three wrong things with that paragraph.

Anyway, I don't know if 1.6 is really that different than 1.5. Unless you need NTLM or have a pet peeve bug that was fixed, there isn't much.

#2 Re: 1.5 Different than 1.6?

by berkut

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004 5:07 PM

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actually there have also been big improvments and speedups in rendering

#3 Re: Re: 1.5 Different than 1.6?

by nonpareility <jbird3000@hotmail.com>

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004 6:01 PM

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It's incremental. No one's going to notice a 10% speed up in rendering. If every version got 10% faster, then yeah, they would. But I'm comparing to 1.5.

#4 FTP Upload

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 6:47 AM

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They mention the need for FTP upload, does anyone know how this feature is progressing?

#5 Re: FTP Upload

by rtvkuijk

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 9:37 AM

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#6 Re: FTP Upload

by schapel

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 9:43 AM

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According to <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24867> there seems to be some recent work on FTP upload.

#7 Re: Re: FTP Upload

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 12:11 PM

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No just recent talk, the last patch was from september not exactly recent.