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.

#28 Re: Re: Wow

by Waldo_2

Tuesday February 24th, 2004 7:11 PM

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From what I understand, toolbar configuration would be very difficult to code using the old XPFE toolkit. The limitations of the old toolkit were some of the reasons Phoenix was created with a new toolkit, I believe (along with complete frustration with the bloated although ridiculously feature-rich UI the Suite has).

As for Sun, I'd imagine they will eventually, but <guess type="uneducated">I wouldn't predict it for *at least* a year</guess>.