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Old 07-09-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Mozilla future releases?


Will Mozilla 1.7.x be the final release? Is it still under development ? Thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 03:38 AM   #2
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If you search on the mozilla website or google, you will find accurae info about Mozillas future.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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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..
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:53 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 07-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:27 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:26 AM   #7
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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

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.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 11:48 AM   #8
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Thanks, I just bookmarked that link and will check it often.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 05:56 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:10 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 07:40 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #12
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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 ^_^.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 09:27 PM   #13
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thanks. was wondering the same thing
 
Old 07-12-2005, 04:56 PM   #14
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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
 
Old 07-12-2005, 10:55 PM   #15
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Has anyone tried the new Google Toolbar for Firefox? http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/
 
  


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