Sunday July 27, 2003 (Status Update #209)
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Mozilla 1.5 Alpha
Mozilla 1.5 Alpha has been released. This version features several Composer enhancements, tabbed browsing improvements, logging support in ChatZilla, a filter quick search field in about:config and many other fixes.
It is now clear that the switch to Mozilla Firebird as the default browser component will not be completed in the 1.5 milestone cycle and therefore Mozilla 1.5 will be a Mozilla Application Suite release.
- A Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 release is currently under development. The latest release candidate builds can be found at ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firebird/nightly/latest-1.5a/. See MozillaZine's report about Firebird 0.6.1 for more information.
- As part of the drive toward Firebird 1.0, Blake Ross would like people to help out by triaging Firebird bugs. A Bugzilla query for open, untargetted Firebird bugs will bring up a suitable list.
In a posting to the MozillaZine Forums, Scott MacGregor has outlined the plans for Mozilla Thunderbird 0.1, the first milestone release of the standalone mail and newsgroups client. 0.1 release candidate builds are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X; Scott has created another announcement with more information about what's new in these builds.
Mozilla 1.4 Downloaded Over Half-a-Million Times
Since its launch, Mozilla 1.4 has been downloaded over 500,000 times from ftp.mozilla.org.
Bart Decrem, a new member of the Mozilla Foundation, has announced the launch of the Mozilla Marketing project. A new Mozilla Marketing mailing list has been created (subscribe by sending a message to email@example.com with the subject subscribe) and there is now a Bugzilla Marketing product.
It is now possible to make PayPal donations to the Mozilla Foundation by using the 'Make a Donation' button on the mozilla.org home page.
The spellchecker from spellchecker.mozdev.org has been checked in to the Mozilla tree but is not yet built by default (bug 56301).
nsIPrincipal implementations have been merged into one, reducing the code
footprint by around 20k on Linux and 10k on Windows
The trunk is currently open (but check tinderbox for the latest status).
Stuff That Should Have Been in the Last Update
Darin Fisher has made test builds of Mozilla with the new DNS code available for download.
Staff Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the mozilla.org staff meeting of Monday 14th July are now available.
Independent Status Reports
Third party updates from Monday 21st July are now available.