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.

#38 Re: Please fix this bug!

by bzbarsky

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 9:22 AM

You are replying to this message

> Is it ever going to be addressed??????????

As soon as you create a patch. It's _very_ low priority as far as I can tell.

> Without it being fixed Mozilla remains second best, almost good enough, but not ready for prime time

Everyone (well, everyone who doesn't actually plan to do anything about it) always says that about their favorite bug. Saying it does nothing to make the bug more likely to get fixed; it just makes people laugh at you....