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 ;-)"

#32 Re: Uninstall previous version

by Smigit

Sunday September 12th, 2004 5:14 AM

You are replying to this message

"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??""

Your supposed to manually remove it beforehand. I dont agree with this but will assume its got to do with it being pre release software. But until it changes, uninstall previos versions before updating

"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."

thats a known bug that they still havent fixed.

"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... ;)"

unsure but im guessing its just sorta to reduce bloat further. Most users would never even touch this window, i know i naver have. As you mentioned you can get the extension to activate it (and there could even be a config setting there to enable it)