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What's New in Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 1
This document outlines some of the new features implemented in Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 1,
important bugfixes and any new problems. It is by no means a comprehensive list
of new features, fixes or bugs."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 Mozilla 1.5. Themes should be updated to use the '::' notation
- Mozilla now includes a spellchecker for MailNews and Composer.
- Mozilla MailNews now supports the printing of the attachments list.
- ChatZilla, Mozilla's internet relay chat client, has had a major overhaul bringing many improvements.
- MailNews users can add header lines to *every* msg sent out via a certain identity.
- A common application hang with SSL-encrypted SMTP connections in MailNews was fixed.
- Unstyled XML display has been improved.
- Users can now mark message as read by date in MailNews.
- Gecko now supports setting
color for <HR>.
- A common problem collapsing the URLbar popup on Windows has been fixed.
- Mozilla's view source now displays line and column numbers in the status bar.
- Mozilla has improved performance, stability, standards support and web compatibility.
- Some Windows GDI problems in Mozilla have been resolved.
These are items that have been added to the known issues
page since the last milestone although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.
- Macintosh users with older versions of Flash may experience crashing on sites that use Flash. (bug 200511)
- 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