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.

#34 Re: Some images are missing

by durbacher

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 8:43 AM

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> Well, I noticed that some images are missing in this homepage

Umm... for me it looks identical to what IE displays. Have you used image blocking? Or are there any flash animations and there is no flash plugin in your new Mozilla installation?

> there is a "bug" that makes the window of a fixed size

' [...] ,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,width=50,height=50")' - so it's just like they designed it

> I revised the script and it should work ok (well it uses the layers feature of Netscape 4)

Please read <> - "layers" is not supported in Mozilla. That comment was added at 1999-11-19, so fnac are using a feature that has been known not to be supported for more than four years!!

The even more sad thing is that the necessary change is sooo small:

window.innerHeight = document.layers[0].document.images[0].height;

should be

window.innerHeight = document.images[0].height;

(just like in the IE version) to work (height respectively). Either they simply change it (that breaks the perhaps 1% NS4 users, but helps the perhaps 10% Gecko users they have) or they improve their browser sniffing and add a third case for browsers having "Gecko" in their user-agent (which also would help Konqueror and Safari). Both solutions take less than one minute to implement, so if they do not do it, you can build up your own opinion about them...

I might well file a Tech Evang bug about it...