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What's New in Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2
This document outlines some of the new features implemented in Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2,
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.
- Mozilla now includes a spellchecker for Mail/News and Composer.
- Additional Mail/News improvements include:
- Users can add header lines to every messsage sent out via a certain identity.
- A common application hang with SSL-encrypted SMTP connections was fixed.
- Printing of the attachments list is now supported.
- Users can now mark message as read by date.
- 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
- Improvements to tabbed browsing including:
- Tabs are now replaced when a bookmark group is loaded. This can be
changed to the old "append" behavior in the tabbed browsing preferences.
- 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 set of tabs.
- Closing a window with multiple tabs now prompts the user with a
confirmation dialog (which can be disabled for future close operations).
- ChatZilla, Mozilla's internet relay chat client, has had a major overhaul
bringing logging and many additional improvements.
- Dom Inspector can now display the #document node (the document root).
line in the View Source window
- Mozilla's view source now displays line and column numbers in the status bar.
- A quicksearch filter has been implemented for about:config.
- Gecko now supports setting
color for <HR>.
- 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
- Unstyled XML display has been improved.
- Some Windows GDI problems in Mozilla have been resolved.
- A common problem collapsing the address field pop-up menu on Windows has been fixed.
- Mozilla has improved performance, stability, standards support, and Web compatibility.
These are items that have been added to the known issues
page since the last milestone although, the bugs themselves may have existed previously:
- Mozilla 1.5 is not compatible with older versions of Macromedia Flash for Macintosh (anything before version 6.0 r67). Macintosh users should upgrade to the latest version of Flash to avoid the possibility of crashes at some Flash sites. A free upgrade is available at Macromedia Flash Player Download Center for OS X.
- The Linux binaries distributed by mozilla.org are now compiled with GCC
3.2. If you're using these binaries, popular plug-ins such as RealPlayer,
compiled with previous versions of GCC, will not work. For more information, see bug 213234 and bug 158385.