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.
#58 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Layout Regression
Thursday April 22nd, 2004 8:43 PM
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Hi Boris, I can see your are doing good work here with Moz (and thanks), but I have to put my case forward. No - we don't want to copy IE's bugs, but we do want to create maximum product stability. This change could throw out compatibility between IE6 and Moz 1.6 and prior - on this particular layout issue. Is my test scenario really that unique? How many products will have their UI broken by this change?
I can tell you this change in behaviour is going to cost me $$. I will have to revisit a number of DHTML business apps all with the same scenario as in my test case - which was distilled down from a UI we are currently doing, after I got a "Yo - check out what Moz 1.7 has done to us ....".
And I will have to create moz specific styling.
Virtually none of my corporate customers use moz/firefox - but I actively make sure anything my group turns out works the same in both IE and Moz. I want to keep them as open as possible to moving off of IE. But this sort of change makes it just a bit harder for me to do so.