Netscape 7.2 Release Set for August 3rd?

Wednesday July 28th, 2004

Slashdot is reporting that AOL will release Netscape 7.2 on August 3rd, citing the shipping date for the CDs as evidence. While this date is probably a good guideline, it is worth noting that past shipping dates for CDs have not always exactly coincided with the dates new releases have been made available for download. Furthermore, the recent Mozilla security holes may force the date back. Netscape 7.2 is expected to be based on Mozilla 1.7.

#25 Re: Netscrape: UGH!!! What a bloated Spaminal!

by bzbarsky

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 6:36 PM

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> What's more, Netscape 6.x-7.x is less stable than the average Firefox nightly build!

Sorry, but the average Firefox nightly build (trunk or branch) is decidedly less stable (both in terms of crashes and in terms of things not being broken_ than the average 1.7 branch nightly build, from what I can see of the bug reports.

That's a direct corollary of the fact that major work is happening on both trunk and aviary branch and no such work is happening on the 1.7 branch, mind you.