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 ftp.eu.mozilla.org, the European Mozilla FTP server.
Hello, There are 2 issues I think we should look at for 1.7final. The first is that if you do a print preview of <http://www.mozilla.org>, then you will see the "IconMozilla.jpg" image is split in two! I added a testcase for this into bug 237939. (if we don't have time to fix the underlying bug, we should find a way to workaround it at <http://www.mozilla.org> by release time).
Also, the print preview of any page with frames (and iframes) is really messed up. If the contents of the frame are more than one page, then the print preview displays only one page. Also, you can scroll the contents of the frame with your mouse wheel... in print preview! See bug 239795. I think this is a recent regression.
Be forewarned that some people have reported crashes will trying to reproduce these things.