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What's New in Mozilla 1.5 Alpha
This document outlines some of the new features implemented in Mozilla 1.5 Alpha,
important bugfixes and any new problems. It is by no means a comprehensive list
of new features, fixes or bugs. See the "rough changelog"
for a more comprehensive list of fixes.
- Many great improvements to Mozilla Composer including:
- better resizing for images, tables and absolutely positioned objects
- support for absolutely positioned objects, movable on the canvas
using the mouse
- support for z-index management
- "snap to grid" when moving an absolutely positioned object
- Source View now uses an editor instead of a simple textarea (allows
find and replace)
- numerous fixes in caret management, inline styles handling and CSS
- Chatzilla now has support for logging and lots of bugfixes.
- Dom Inspector can now display the #document node (the document root.)
- A quicksearch filter has been implemented for about:config.
- Improvements to tabbed browsing including:
- Back and Forward navigation for tabbed browsing and bookmark groups
has been improved. Users can now use the back button after loading a
bookmark group to restore the previous tabs.
- Closing a window with multiple tabs now prompts the user with a
confirmation dialog (which can be disabled for future close operations.)
line in the View Source Window
- The '::' notation for CSS pseudo-elements is now supported. The old ':'
notation is still supported for the various -moz-* pseudo-elements, but will
NOT be supported in 1.5b. Themes should be updated to use the '::' notation
These are items that have been added to the known issues
page since the last milestone although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.
- Some Mozilla users on Windows are having GDI resource problems. This is
probably one of the dependencies of bug 204374.
- The Linux binaries distributed by mozilla.org are now compiled with GCC
3.2. If you're using these binaries then popular plug-ins like RealPlayer,
compiled with previous versions of GCC, will not work. See bug 213234 and 158385