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.

#34 firefox vs mozilla

by leafdigital

Thursday February 26th, 2004 1:30 AM

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Firefox etc. are designed to become the main end-user browsers. I would assume that companies such as Sun may begin to consider moving to Firefox/Thunderbird once they hit 1.0 in the summer.

I completely agree with the concentration on the new single-function software, even though personally I still use the suite [only for its browser feature].