Nvu 0.4.0 Released

Tuesday August 10th, 2004

Linspire and Disruptive Innovations have released Nvu 0.4.0, the latest beta of the standalone version of Mozilla Composer. Based on Mozilla 1.7, this version adds horizontal and vertical rulers for mouse-driven resizing, context menus on tabs, improved toolbar customisation, a document inspector and many other bug fixes. Builds for Linspire, other Linux distributions and Windows are available from the Nvu download page.

#1 no 0.4 yet

by jedbro

Tuesday August 10th, 2004 9:00 PM

Hmm, look like the nvu site still only lists 0.3 for download. Am I missing something?

#2 eh

by glazou

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 12:46 AM

jedbro: flush your cache ?-)

#3 re

by wde

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 12:50 AM

I'm using Linspire, and I like it. 2 thumbs up.

#4 errr...

by wde

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 12:51 AM

2 thumbs up for nvu that is. :) I'm the master of the incomplete thought.

#5 I have high hopes for nvu

by Galik

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 2:13 AM

My only niggle is that the site manager is not very useful (for me). The problem is it only allows you to edit your *live* site. Also my site is hidden behind cloaked redirection which confuses nvu. When you try to edit one of your pages you actually end up editing the site redirection page! This is all wrong. A site manager should (imho)

1) Store all site files on a local 'testing' site. 2) Have the ability to then publish any(or all) changed documents from the local 'testing' site to the remote 'live' site.

When I create a new site then the dialog should ask be for a local folder to store the root of the site in as well as the publishing details. Any modifications to the a page will only modify the local file and pages only get uploaded to the actual website when you choose to publish them.

Other than that I really like the way it's coming along.

#6 Please, oh please ...

by vramdal

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 3:18 AM

... someone compile an OS X version.

#7 BugFix list?

by mrmeteo

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 6:38 AM

Thanks for the great work and the interesting new functionalities. I've been using N|Vu for a few months and love it! Bravo!

Apart from the new features list in 0.4, is there any list of bugs that have been fixed [from 0.3]?

And talking about bug list, is there a list of known bugs [and possible workaround] along with the list of those that will be fixed in version 0.5 [and later... kind of roadmap of bug to fix instead of features to add]?

#8 supposedly 0.3 allowed you to edit a local site

by smkatz

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 8:51 AM

It will not display them side by side, but neither will Dreamweaver.

#10 Re: supposedly 0.3 allowed you to edit a local sit

by gnarly

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 2:06 PM

Huh? Yes it can - just open the site window.

#9 confirmation

by smkatz

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 8:58 AM

Nvu 0.40 approaches

The local dir browsing being fixed, we now have a RC2 for 0.40 and it seems that it's the one.

--Daniel Glazman's weblog

I take it to mean that there was a bug in 0.4 release cycle that prevented local dir browsing that is now fixed.

If you have usability concerns, please post them to

#11 Better performance this time

by kss

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 8:15 PM

I'm really amazed with Mozillazine coming out with the Nvu news the same day it was released. The last time the forums went online it took them about a week!! Yeah, there is always a room for improvement. Keep up the good work.

#12 publishing has never worked for me

by flacco

Saturday August 14th, 2004 11:58 PM

...including 0.41 ...

is publishing via https:// not supported? it just spins forever...

#14 Re: publishing has never worked for me

by kss

Sunday August 15th, 2004 11:15 PM

{flacco: is publishing via https:// not supported? it just spins forever...} I don't think so. The .mozconfig provided in build from source instructions has this option ---->

ac_add_options --enable-necko-protocols=http,ftp,file,jar,viewsource,res,data

#13 For Mozillazine guys

by kss

Sunday August 15th, 2004 11:12 PM

Hi, I think more care should be taken when writing news articles. Nvu's release was 0.40 and not 0.4.0 Wonder if glazou read the news heading and noticed or not!!!