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Status Update #223 — Monday February 16, 2004

Maintained by Alex Bishop <>

Previous Updates

Mozilla Firefox 0.8

Mozilla Firefox 0.8 — the latest version of the renamed Mozilla Firebird browser — has been released. This update adds a new download manager, an offline mode, an improved extension install frontend and bookmarks enhancements. An installer is available for Windows and the Mac OS X version now has a new default Aqua-style theme.

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 is now available. The latest release of the standalone mail and newsgroups client includes support for multiple identities per account (no UI yet), Secure Password Authentication via NTLM, an enhanced spell checker, improved Netscape Communicator 4.x profile migration, IMAP and LDAP enhancements and a Palm Address Book synchronization feature (available as an extension).

Mozilla Firefox Migration

The Firefox migration branch has landed on the trunk, though it is not yet built by default. This landing adds functionality that will allow Firefox to import settings and data from several other browsers, including the Mozilla Application Suite, Netscape Communicator 4.x, Internet Explorer (Windows and Mac), Opera, Safari and OmniWeb.

Popup Blocking

The popup blocker now prevents more events — including mouseovers and some keypresses — from spawning popups and limits the maximum number of popups that can be open at once (bug 197919).


A rewrite of the backend SVG code has landed on the trunk (bug 182533). SVG support is still not built by default.

New Mail Notification

The new mail notification is no longer triggered if all incoming messages are deleted or marked as read by filters (bug 206050).


Cookie, image and popup permissions are now stored in a new profile file called hostperm.1, which has a more extendable format (bug 219752). In older builds, these permissions are stored in a file called cookperm.txt.

Tree Status

The trunk is frozen for Mozilla 1.7 Alpha. Check tinderbox for the latest status.

Staff Meeting Minutes

Monday February 2, 2004
Mozilla 1.7a update; Mozilla Firebird 0.8 update; Developer Day; CVS over SSH update; Thunderbird update; 1.6 uptake; Testcase Manager; Bugzilla reorganisation; Bugzilla upgrade
Monday February 9, 2004
1.7 Alpha; Firebird 0.8 Update; Branding; Developer Day; CVS over SSH; Thunderbird

Independent Status Reports

Sunday February 15, 2004
MSDbar, DownloadWith, the Mozilla-Delphi Project, MozManual, mozCC, Launchy, Reload Every and Dictionary Search

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