Third Alpha Milestone Added to Mozilla 1.8 Cycle

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004

Asa Dotzler has announced that there will be a third Mozilla 1.8 alpha milestone before the beta phase starts. This change is intended to prevent the final 1.8 release from clashing with the launches of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0. The updated Mozilla Development Roadmap targets Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 3 for a Friday 13th August release. As a result, the beta milestone and the creation of a 1.8 branch have both been moved out a further six weeks.

#1 The suite is still better than the FOX

by fedetxf

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 4:40 AM

I will love unconscious/unaware/dumb users swith to FF when they get to know it and see it has a 1.x version number, but the suite is still a better browser except for the lack of chrome customization. I hope 33% of the people uses FF, 33% Opera and 34% IE so every dumb webmaster gets fired for writting crap HTML and activeX sites.

#3 Re: The suite is still better than the FOX

by berkut

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 6:17 AM

suite is not a browser, it includes a browser - but it's not a browser, and btw chrome customization is not the only thing that's better in fx.

#5 Re: Re: The suite is still better than the FOX

by fedetxf

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 7:34 AM

The suite is not a browser, it includes one, so I can say it is a better browser refering to the bowser part. What is better in FF? As I recall: It is a smaller download, but there are far more releases so you end up downloading it more times. It loads faster, but the suite's browser loads even faster when I have the mailnews component running. There are more themes: I like modern. There are more extensions: some are buggy (you have to test for yourself) or incomplete and many are to restore the things the suite already has.

#2 <flame>Fox is better ;) </flame>

by Mat79

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 6:17 AM

dont forget KHTML (Safari, Konquerer)

but everyone haven 1/n of the marked would be really great

#4 Will there be a 1.7.2

by sphealey

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 7:23 AM

I believe two critical security bugs have been found since the release of 1.7.1. As 1.7 is the stable version, will a 1.7.2 be released fixing these bugs and if so, when?



#6 Re: Will there be a 1.7.2

by EyesOnly

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 9:57 AM

Yes, there is a 1.7.2 which deals with the "shell" bug. However, I believe (though I could be wrong) that the second bug to which you refer required a code re-write and it is available in the nightlies. If I'm wrong could somebody please correct me so that the proper info could be given out to this gentleman? Thank you.

sPh, you'll find 1.7.2 available from this URL:

Good luck and happy surfing!

Eyes-Only "L'Peau-Rouge"

#7 Useless

by sn0wflake

Friday August 6th, 2004 8:47 PM

Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2 on Windows XP started up fine, and faster than Mozilla 1.7.x, but all I saw was a plain white page. I tried restarting several times and the best result, one time only, was a half downloaded page with missing CSS styles. So, Mozilla 1.8 Alpha is a big no from me. I don't know if other Windows XP users have experienced the same.

Off-topic: How do I uninstall XPI plug-ins? This is the only annoying missing/non-intuitive feature in Mozilla. Other than that I hope Mozilla 1.8 will continue to develop as rapid as previous versions. I've installed it on a friends PC and now my parents PC. No complaints yet :)