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Status Update #228 — Monday May 3, 2004

Maintained by Alex Bishop <>

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Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 1

Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 1, is now available. Two more release candidates are expected before the final version of 1.7 is launched. A localization freeze will come into force when RC 2 is released.

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 has been released. This latest version of the standalone mail and newsgroups client features an installer for Windows users, a new default theme on Mac OS X, an improved junk mail detection algorithm, new brand artwork, support for the IMAP IDLE command, server-wide newsgroup filters, Secure Password Authentication using NTLM for POP, IMAP and SMTP and many other enhancements.


Camino has branched for 0.8. Nightly builds from the branch are now available (look for the directories ending -0.8 in and a beta is expected shortly.


While the Mozilla Foundation has the required hardware to begin hosting the Mozilla newsgroups itself (they are currently run by Netscape), it does not have the necessary resources. Experienced news admins should volunteer in bug 215294.


The RDF module is now owned by Axel Hecht, who is joined by new peers Benjamin Smedberg and Ben Goodger.


Server-wide newsgroup filters are now supported (bug 19403).

Find in This Page…

The Find in This Page… feature now locates text in <input> and <textarea> elements (bug 58305).


There is now a UI for FTP upload (bug 24867).

UIEvent Interface

Basic support for the DOM 2 UIEvent interface and support for DOMActivate for HTML form control elements has been implemented (bug 60212).

Junk Mail Controls

There is now an option to mark incoming junk mail as read (bug 193625).


The dots in usernames and passwords encoded in URLs are now escaped (so becomes, making phishing scams easier to detect (bug 240754).

XPI Software Installation

XPI software installs can no longer be triggered while a page is loading, reducing the threat of 'drive-by' downloads (bug 238684).


The maximum number of stored cookies has been upped to 50 per site (from 20) and 1000 in total (from 300) (bug 213963).

Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Notification on Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, the Mozilla Thunderbird icon on the Dock now changes when new mail arrives (bug 86553).


A lot of Mozilla code has been relicensed under the MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license recently (bug 236613).

Tree Status

The trunk is currently open (but check tinderbox for the latest status). Checkins to the 1.7 branch require approval from

Staff Meeting Minutes

Monday April 5, 2004
Mozilla 1.7 final; Firefox 0.9; Thunderbird 0.6; GRE; Matters arising from the board meeting; Reorganising the newsgroup names; Trademarks; Other
Monday April 19, 2004
Mozilla 1.7 final; Firefox 0.9; Thunderbird 0.6; DevMo progress

Independent Status Reports

Sunday April 25, 2004
LookAhead, Dictionary Search, OneClick, Optimoz Mouse Gestures, DownloadWith, QuickReply and Launchy

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