Netscape 7.2 Released
Tuesday August 17th, 2004
America Online has just released Netscape 7.2. Based on Mozilla 1.7, this latest version features better popup blocking, vCard support, an improved junk mail algorithm, better standards support, performance enhancements and several hundred other bug fixes. It also includes patches for recent security vulnerabilities.
It is a little over a year since AOL shut down the Netscape browser division, laid off or reassigned the remaining engineers and withdrew from the day to day running of mozilla.org. At the time, they said that new versions of Netscape were unlikely. Earlier this year, they changed their minds and announced Netscape 7.2.
Update: As previously speculated, the Windows version of Netscape 7.2 features a version of the Netscape Toolbar created by the Mozdev Group. The uninstallable toolbar contains a Netscape Search box (you can still search from the Location Bar but the Search button is disabled by default), links to various sections of the Netscape Network and buttons to easily toggle popup blocking, access the Form Manager feature and clear the browser history. AOL is marketing this release heavily: visitors to Netscape.com are redirected to a roadblock page pushing 7.2 and the regular Netscape homepage has a large advert for the latest release.
#34 why gtk 1.2?
Tuesday August 17th, 2004 11:32 PM
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Is there still a significantly larger group of people with gtk 1.2 installed than 2.x? I don't have gtk 1.2 installed anymore. There are so very few apps that still use it. the only ones I can think of at the moment are xmms and netscape. (that don't have a new version with gtk 2.0 or at least some version with gtk 2.) Are the mozilla folks planning to support it indefinitely?