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.

#19 Mozilla 1.7rc1 doesn't launch...

by kapowaz

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 4:54 AM

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I've just downloaded and installed 1.7rc1 and now Mozilla refuses to launch. More accurately, the splash screen appears and doesn't go away, the system tray icon (QuickLaunch) appears but no actual application windows will load, despite trying many different methods of bringing it up. More disconcerting though, after deciding to reinstall what I was previously using (1.7a) the same problem happens. It appears I can't run Mozilla at all any more! Anyone else having the same problem? Any suggestions? I've never encountered anything like this before...