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.
#15 Re: Site-specific CSS in Firefox?
Thursday August 19th, 2004 9:41 AM
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Doesn't look like there's any plan for it, and I would think it's unlikely. The Firefox devs chose to work from the 1.7 code, so they could focus on fixing up the Firefox stuff without worrying about back-end changes introducing bugs underneath them and having to wait for 1.8 to stabilise.
Firefox 1.0 is supposed to be out some time in the next couple of months - all of that time is needed to work on the front-end features. Firefox will pick up all the back-end 1.8 improvements later on. They're not aiming for any kind of perfection with Firefox 1.0 - they want to get a 1.0-quality release out the door, and then they'll move onto fixing more stuff up and adding stuff in for 1.1, 1.5, 2.0, etc.