Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2 Released

Wednesday July 14th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has just released Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2, following a short trunk freeze that began at the end of June. In this release, users can open blocked popups and consolidate all their POP3 mail in a global inbox. Initial support for the new Netscape Plugin API extensions has also been implemented.

In May, the Foundation switched to a new milestone schedule with a longer alpha period and two alpha releases in each development cycle. The next freeze is scheduled for Wednesday 4th August, with the target for Mozilla 1.8 Beta set at couple of days later.

More information about 1.8a2 is available in the Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2 Release Notes. Builds can be downloaded from the the mozilla1.8a2 directory on

#14 Re: Re: Re: Do 3 new features really justify a new

by mlefevre

Thursday July 15th, 2004 4:06 AM

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It's an alpha - more effort will probably get made to write things up when we get closer to final.

Check the rough changelog for a list of bugs <…zilla1.8a2/changelog.html>

Most of the work is in the back-end though, because most of the front-end work is happening on Firefox and Thunderbird, rather than on the suite.