Mozilla 1.8a3 Released
Wednesday August 18th, 2004
mozilla.org today has released the third alpha build of 1.8. Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 3 release includes a large amount of backend work, including site-specific CSS rules, transparent windows on Windows and GTK2, and undetected
Update: The attack of the alphas won't stop here: a Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 4 is coming soon. As recently as 1.7, each release cycle had just one alpha milestone; a second alpha was added in time for the 1.8 cycle in May. A few weeks ago, Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 3 was announced to prevent 1.8 clashing with the 1.0 releases of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird.
#11 Uploading still not 100%
Thursday August 19th, 2004 3:00 AM
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I tried a1 and a2, and in both, uploading didn't work for me. The same happens in this a3. I guess this stems from the fact that I use an Automatic proxy configuration URL. Nonetheless, HTTP uploading works fine (e.g., when I try Yahoo! Briefcase).
The authentication seems a little buggy, too. I first tried to access the server passing the login information via the URL (e.g., ftp://user:password@<ftp://ftp.acme.com/>), then Mozilla said the site didn't require authentication and that I could be being tricked. Then I tried uploading a file, which yielded a progress dialog. Then I tried to refresh the directory listing, which in turn started requesting my username and password and, when I introduced this information, Mozilla kept requesting it over and over. Then I restarted Mozilla and then not even the login encoded in URL worked, as it seemed to “remember” that across browser sessions, and a dialog requesting login and password was prompting me over and over.
It's kind of weird.