Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 Released

Wednesday April 21st, 2004

Asa wrote in to let us know that the first release candidate of Mozilla 1.7 has been released. Mozilla 1.7 reintroduces the Talkback crash reporting system, better GTK2 support, new popup blocking features, and a slew of other new features. A more complete list of changes in all components is available in the Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 Release Notes. Builds can be grabbed from the Releases page, or right from the FTP server.

Mozilla 1.7 is the next stable product branch for Mozilla clients, and it's expected that Firefox 1.0 and a new Thunderbird version will be released off it later this year. Along with that, MozillaZine also expects a summer release of a rebranded Mozilla 1.7 as a Netscape 7.2.

Update: Myk Melez wrote in to tell us that Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 can also be downloaded from the mozilla1.7rc1 directory on, the European Mozilla FTP server.

#16 [slighly offtopic] Gecko embedded in Alias Maya

by AlMalossi <>

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 3:20 AM

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Alias has integrated Gecko in it's 3D Content Creation Programm Maya 6.

Wondered if it was IE, but then read that is functioning most all platforms supported by Maya (Win, MacOX, Linux, (not IRIX))


quote: " Execute MEL Commands in the Embedded Browser* A Web browser, using Mozillaís Java and JavaScript compatible Gecko rendering engine, is available within a Maya panel. It allows quick, convenient access to documentation and other online information, and enables technical artists to create Web pages that contain MEL scripts in the form of MEL URLs. Itís an easy way to extend the Maya user interface, create interactive Maya tutorials or manage assets and scene data. *(Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) "

info: MEL is the Maya Embedded Language.

there is a flash demo at <…w/index.shtml#interaction> showing the integration of MEL.

Nice prove that Mozillas crossplatform capabilities are a big plus