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servnov 07-09-2005 09:47 PM

Mozilla future releases?
 
Will Mozilla 1.7.x be the final release? Is it still under development ? Thanks.

reddazz 07-10-2005 04:38 AM

If you search on the mozilla website or google, you will find accurae info about Mozillas future.

trickykid 07-10-2005 08:34 AM

http://www.mozilla.org/developer/ especially if you scroll down where it mentions nightly builds.. That would be a notion to me that it's actively being developed and worked on..

phil.d.g 07-10-2005 08:53 AM

If you look on the mozilla page they are working on the alpha/beta version to test some backend code, though they won't be releasing a version 1.8 as they say they can't manage to support it aswell as firefox and thunderbird, mozilla is to be handed over to someone else

trickykid 07-10-2005 09:29 AM

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Originally posted by phil.d.g
If you look on the mozilla page they are working on the alpha/beta version to test some backend code, though they won't be releasing a version 1.8 as they say they can't manage to support it aswell as firefox and thunderbird, mozilla is to be handed over to someone else
Oh now I see it... so their sort of shifting everything to Firefox for the browser portion.. makes sense to me since having two browsers around to maintain and support can be a little bit of high overhead..

http://www.mozilla.org/seamonkey-transition.html

servnov 07-10-2005 10:27 AM

Okay, thanks guys. I guess I will need to be shifting to firefox. I already use thunderbird and its excellent, but I always preferred the power and bulk of the mozilla 1.7.x product over firefox; plus its very close to the old Netscape Communicator/Navigator that I have been using since I was a kid. ;)

phil.d.g 07-10-2005 11:26 AM

Yes thats the article I meant, I read it earlier this morning, but couldn't be bothered to find the link again when I read this thread :rolleyes:

servnov: Not necessarily, mozilla will be continued under a new name by new developers. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/ is the new website for it.

servnov 07-10-2005 12:48 PM

Thanks, I just bookmarked that link and will check it often.

M$ISBS 07-10-2005 06:56 PM

Yea, I was wondering why they would bother working on 2 browser especially when Firefox has taken off like it has, although mozilla is more of a full featured browser and firefox is minimal.

microsoft/linux 07-10-2005 10:10 PM

haven't played w/ mozilla too much. But from my understanding, firefox's capacity as a browser is very similar. Mozilla inludes other stuff, so if your looking for a browser, I would make the switch to firefox.

erauqssidlroweht 07-11-2005 08:40 PM

Have they fixed the Security Issues in Firefox yet? There seems to be a lot more news about Firefox not being as secure as commonly believed. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/6459

At least they are active in their bug fixing. Unlike, say, other browsers *Cough* Microsoft.

Mega Man X 07-11-2005 10:00 PM

Looks like since MS got a little competition with Firefox, they started to listen to peoples. IE is quite nice today, with inbuilt pop-ups blocker and possibility to get a higher security, such as disabling ActiveX(both of these are on by default too). Indeed, the lack of a tabular browser as firefox is crucial, at least for me... I got so addicted to it and my mouse middle button ^_^.

diceventures 07-11-2005 10:27 PM

thanks. was wondering the same thing

servnov 07-12-2005 05:56 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I got the latest firefox ver 1.0.4 running on slackware excellent. I really like the 'install missing plugin feature'. I remember in mozilla you have to go to macromedia and download flash then copy it into the mozilla plugin dir. Firefox did everything automatically and perfectly!!!

At least for flash...Still having trouble with JVM although that never worked before

erauqssidlroweht 07-12-2005 11:55 PM

Has anyone tried the new Google Toolbar for Firefox? http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/


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