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.

#30 Re: Re: Re: Re: Mozilla 1.7rc1 doesn't launch...

by kapowaz

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 7:06 AM

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Thanks for that, I'll try reinstalling it and have a look at the logfile. FYI the process I followed was more or less this:

1. Installed 1.7rc1 (over 1.7a with plenty of extensions/the orbit 3+1 theme) 2. Rebooted 3. Removed and reinstalled 1.7rc1 4. Removed 1.7rc1 and reinstalled 1.7a 5. Removed 1.7a and installed 1.7rc1 as administrator (appeared to work) 6. Installed a number of extensions (pnhtoolbar, tabbrowser extensions etc.) - wherever possible installed globally (all users) 7. Restarted Mozilla to be greeted by non-loading again 8. Removed 1.7rc1 and started using Firefox, harumphing quite loud at the same time.

I didn't mention before, but I'm using Windows XP Professional, as that may have some relevance.