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.

#33 Re: Please fix this bug!

by durbacher

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 8:15 AM

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> What about bug 40873?

What about it? It is the bug you mention quite a few times already (if I'm not wrong). A bug that is not really a bug, but an enhancement request, a request for saving a complete page in one file instead of in a file plus folder.

It affects nobody when "browsing" alone, it's just about saving. And it's not like Mozilla cannot save web pages, it's just that you want to have it saved in one file. I do not say your desire is wrong, but I have a hard time trying to understand how this ridiculously unimportant difference determines if a browser is ready for prime time or not.

Do you also decide what car you buy by looking at if its manual is printed in color or black&white only? "Wow, that new Ferrari is a quite good car, but it's not ready for prime time yet: its manual is still not in color!"