Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing

Saturday September 11th, 2004

Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.

Download the 0.10 (1.0PR) candidate builds now: Windows installer Linux installer Mac disk image (Other formats can be found here.)

Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"

#116 Pre-release install woes.

by crosshairs

Wednesday September 29th, 2004 7:04 PM

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I had firefox 0.93 installed. I downloaded the pre-release. I installed the new build into a subfolder of the older version. I renamed the older version and moved the newer version to the Program Files folder. The new version accepted all my old settings, themes and extensions. I uninstalled the older version and began to use the new version. I am using XP pro and I have not had one problem with this new build. It works flawlessly. I had only to replace my old Walnut theme (not compatible) with the new one. This pre-release is far better than the older build (not that there was anything wrong with the old) I don't program or understand language codes or anything like that. I had no problem with the install. Perhaps my ignorant method of install will help someone else.