Friday July 11, 2003 (Status Update #207)
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Mozilla 1.5 Alpha
The trunk froze for Mozilla 1.5 Alpha earlier this week but it has since been reopened and a branch has been cut for Mozilla 1.5 Alpha. Branches are not usually created for alpha and beta releases but email@example.com want to allow some installer fixes to bake without delaying the reopening of the trunk. See David Baron's message to netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey for more details.
Mozilla Thunderbird build 2003-07-08 is now available. This build features Qute-style icons in the message composition window, has a reorganized Options dialog and exposes the Certificate Manager. Read Scott MacGregor's post to the MozillaZine Forums for more details.
Animated images can now be stopped by pressing the Stop button or the Esc key (bug 70030).
In HTML message composition, the spell checker will now ignore quoted text (bug 212469).
The Viewer App has been rewritten in XUL (bug 137331).
The trunk is currently open (but check tinderbox for the latest status).
Stuff That Should Have Been in the Last Update
Markus Hübner writes: "Excellent performance work has been done by dbaron & bz in view of the style system performance. Rewrite work is continuing (dbaron's layout architecture rewrite bug is bug 184746). Great fixes are bug 188803 and bug 158713. There is a performance tracker that is being constantly updated: bug 203448."
Independent Status Reports
Third party updates from Monday 7th July are now available.