Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 1 Released

Thursday May 20th, 2004 today released the latest milestone of the Mozilla Suite and platform, 1.8 Alpha 1. This release is the first step towards a new milestone plan, outlined in an an earlier article. New in this release is a basic FTP upload UI, better Linux mouse support, and a number of other features. A more complete change log is also available. Builds are starting to become available on the FTP servers currently.

Update: The Mozilla 1.8 Alpha Release Notes have more information about this new version.

#3 Yeah, I wonder if that's a good idea?

by leafdigital

Friday May 21st, 2004 2:27 AM

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I agree that release delays or longer release testing periods shouldn't hold back further development... but it does seem a bit strange to do a 'named' (even if it's 'alpha 1') release of the next version already.

I'm currently running 1.7 rc2 I think (well whatever the last release candidate was anyhow), but I'm tempted to go for 1.8 alpha 1 now... surely other people will think the same way, and this might reduce the amount of testing (talkback) of release candidates. Mind you, my 1.7 hasn't crashed at all so they're not getting any talkback reports from me anyhow.

This isn't a criticism, I'm just wondering if maybe it means the 1.7 release candidates get less testing. I suppose that will show up in logs so if it becomes a problem they can do something different next time around.