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status update

maintained by Alex Bishop <>

Last Updated Friday April 25, 2003

This status update page is updated approximately once a week. To get news in between these updates, you are invited to check out MozillaZine, a site devoted to Mozilla news and advocacy.

Previous Updates

Mozilla 1.3.1

On Tuesday, a set of Mozilla 1.3.1 candidate builds was released. Later on in the week, another set of updates was made available, featuring some security fixes from the trunk. If all goes well, Mozilla 1.3.1 will be released at the beginning of next week.

JavaScript Debugger (Venkman)

Venkman 0.9.60 has landed on the trunk. Amongst other changes, this version features an x-jsd:debugger URL handler that allows Venkman to be launched from a bookmark (useful if you are using Firebird). Newer versions are available from the Venkman Development page.

Navigator Start-Up, New Window and New Tab Behavior

There is a new Preferences UI for setting what is displayed on Navigator start-up, when a new window is opened and when a new tab is opened (bug 201177).

Memory Cache

By default, the size of the memory cache is now a proportion of the physical memory available (bug 105344).

Mail/News DLLs

A new build option allows several mail/news DLLs to be combined, reducing memory footprint. This option is off by default but is enabled in the newest Thunderbird builds (bug 179533).

Mail/News Security

Sending or printing certain messages should no longer reveal information that could be used in a hostile hacking attack (including the .slt path, user name and server name) (bug 176016).


When an SMTP server sends an unexpected error code or drops the connection, Mozilla will no longer pretend that the message was sent successfully (bug 200647).

CRAM-MD5 Authentication

CRAM-MD5 authentication is now supported for POP3, in addition to IMAP and SMTP (bug 202442).


Gopher support is no longer completely broken (bug 202188). Website

A few problems have prevented the site from updating during certain periods over the last couple of weeks (bug 202060). This caused the last two status updates to appear several days later than normal, even though they were checked in on time. The problems have now been fixed.

Tree Status

The trunk is now frozen for Mozilla 1.4 Beta. Check tinderbox for the latest status.

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