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status update

maintained by Alex Bishop <>

Sunday July 27, 2003 (Status Update #209)

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.

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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.

Mozilla Firebird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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


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 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 home page.


The spellchecker from has been checked in to the Mozilla tree but is not yet built by default (bug 56301).


Three nsIPrincipal implementations have been merged into one, reducing the code footprint by around 20k on Linux and 10k on Windows (bug 83536).

Tree Status

The trunk is currently open (but check tinderbox for the latest status).

Staff Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the staff meeting of Monday 14th July are now available.

Independent Status Reports

Third party updates from Monday 21st July are now available.

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