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 ;-)"

#22 Uninstall previous version

by jaxel

Sunday September 12th, 2004 3:13 AM

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Hi! it seems that everything looks more clear, feels so near... Firefox 1.0 (wow!)

Well, I have just installed the new version 1.0PR (on win XP) and on the installation it checked the installed themes and extensions, and told me to upgrade some of them (this feature it's great !!)... but I had installed the 0.93 version of Firefox on my system, and in the Add & remove Programs window I had both versions of Firefox (0.93 and 1.0PR)... so I suggets to to display a message at the installer: "another version of Firefox has been found on your system... would you like to upgrade it??" or something like that (or maybe to ask the user to install it on another directory... why not??).

Another suggestion: when I install it, in the last window (Install complete window), the Launch Mozilla Firefox 1.0PR message background is not white... it has a different background (I think it's the background of another window... not completely sure)... so please check this, it makes difficult to read the message.

Well... another suggestion is to add links in the Firefox homepage to the Firefox translations to another languages (I use the Spanish version of firefox... and in the Nave - the Spanish translation team- homepage you can download the Spanish version of Firefox)... so, why not to have these versions listed in the main Firefox homepage??? It would make new Firefox users more comfortable using a localized version of the browser.

Another feature that I missed from Firefox was the "Show Java Console".. but I found one extension for that... I think this feature should be installed by default... ;)

Well... that's all, thank you to all the people who works in this project and makes it better and better every day :)