Mozilla 1.7 Alpha Released

Monday February 23rd, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has just unveiled Mozilla 1.7 Alpha. This release features improved popup blocking, with a better method for detecting and stopping popups and the ability to open blocked popups. Mail & Newsgroups now supports multiple mail identities per mail account (though there is no user interface for this yet) and also sports several usability enhancements. In addition, this version of Mozilla adds support for the onBeforeUnload event and includes a newer and enhanced version of ChatZilla, which now understands the /ignore command. Mozilla 1.7 Alpha is also smaller than 1.6 and page load times have improved since the last release.

Get a build from the Mozilla Releases page or direct from the mozilla1.7a directory on More information can be found in the Mozilla 1.7 Alpha Release Notes.

#21 Wow

by fedetxf

Tuesday February 24th, 2004 5:04 AM

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The rought changelog is really impressive, lots and lots of bugs, some new, some really old (like bug 24655). I'm glad mozilla keeps improving and getting better in aspects more than eye candy and obvious bugfixes. When Firebird was anounced I thought the suite would stay there freezed, but thankfully Firefox is just a new UI over the 90% of the code the suite uses, so the suite gets more and more improvements even when many people are working on firefox.