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.

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by napolj2

Friday February 27th, 2004 9:11 AM

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I haven't used Mozilla Mail or Thunderbird, so I don't know about the behavior you are talking about. Which bug report are you talking about?

>So my question is, why is I the only one,

Well, there are tons of "must-have" features that users request (see the comments for "Critical Review of Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5" for a partial list); developers are busy and can only get to them when they can. Some bugs sit around for years before someone fixes them. You can vote for your bug to show that there's interest in it, and you can can attach your email to the CC list for the bug to be notified when someone works on it. Some people even attach bounties to bugs, i.e. mention in the bug report that they will pay $ for anyone to fix it. And there's always the option of trying to fix it yourself...