Mozilla 1.8a3 Released

Wednesday August 18th, 2004 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 document.all support. See the What's New page for more on what has changed in this release. Builds are available from the mozilla1.8a3 directory on the FTP site, and a full set of 1.8a3 Release Notes is also available.

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?

by mlefevre

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.