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.

#22 why not offer p2p links?

by jilles

Tuesday February 24th, 2004 7:45 AM

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The last few major releases each time implied severe stress on both and related sites. I'm sure the new hosting scheme addresses some of these issues but such solutions cost real money (something that the mozilla foundation can use for other things as well). Many users have p2p clients installed and the cost of providing links for such clients in addition to the regular http/ftp links is minimal and could significantly reduce bandwidth and improve availability. The obvious networks to support would be kazaa, bittorrent and ed2k. Two of those networks require only a hash key in a link and bittorrent requires a small file to be hosted somewhere.

I know this issue has been raised before but considering the appeals for donations on the mozilla website, it deserves an answer.