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status update

maintained by Alex Bishop <>

Sunday October 12, 2003 (Status Update #215)

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 1.4.1

Mozilla 1.4.1, the latest build from the stable 1.4 branch, has been released. This version fixes around 100 bugs, including Windows installer problems and Windows GDI resource issues. Mozilla 1.4.1 also includes a spellchecker.

Mozilla Firebird

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3 Release Candidate 3 is now available for Windows and Mac OS X. More information about this test build can be found in Scott MacGregor's post to the MozillaZine Forums. The final version of Thunderbird 0.3 is expected to be released simultaneously with Mozilla 1.5.


Camino lead developer Mike Pinkerton has proposed a new review process for the Mac OS X browser, with the aim of kickstarting development and attracting more contributors. Some new flags have been set up in Bugzilla to facilitate the introduction of the new process.


ChatZilla 0.9.40 has landed on the trunk, fixing bug 221068, bug 220839, bug 217358, bug 207182 and bug 213782.

Server Migration

The download site ( has moved to a new server. In addition, the directory structure of the FTP version of the site has changed (for example, it's now to download the latest nightly). The URLs for the HTTP version remain the same (for example, Myk Melez's newsgroup posting about the server move, posted before the change took place, has more information.


Mozilla now has a UI for adding and editing vCards (bug 14373).


SMTP over SSL is now supported (bug 135357).


The cookies backend has been moved into Necko (bug 210561).


Work is in progress to convert the Mozilla Application Suite help files to XHTML 1.1 and CSS (bug 95770).

Independent Status Reports

Third party updates from Thursday 9th October are now available. David Boswell has now stepped down as the maintainer of the Independent Status Reports and future updates will come from Brian King.

Previous Updates