Netscape 8.0 (final) and 8.0.1 released

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Postby J-M » Thu 19 May, 2005 12:08 pm

The historic about:mozilla location bar feature now works again in this release:

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

:D :D
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Postby zeitgeist » Thu 19 May, 2005 12:46 pm

Hrm, it's a shame even the new theme is kinda ugly. Lots of needless complexidy and too bad the Firefox addons wouldn't work with the IE side of things, either.
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Postby zeitgeist » Thu 19 May, 2005 12:47 pm

Testing UI string differences..
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Postby Pu7o » Thu 19 May, 2005 2:01 pm

erm, there is a thread for UA testing...
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Postby Fulvio » Thu 19 May, 2005 2:08 pm

I did not try to uninstall beta, and now both profiles have the same Winscape theme. I had imported the beta settings, but, true to form, the Tab-crazy NS8 struck again, overriding my previously chosen settings.
I had set up four webmail accounts, but they are gone, and System mail is still around, but like the previous one, on the far right and not detected in Customize.
I am too tired to fight, especially with my Thunderbird problems. I forgot TB was my default mail client.. Whose fault is it?
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Postby Phoenix21692 » Thu 19 May, 2005 4:23 pm

Antony wrote:
TK19 wrote:Are they going to make NS8 for Mac????? I hope they do.........
Well, have to wait a little while.


I'm sure that the Macintosh version will be released. In the meantime, I'm waiting the for Linux version of Netscape 8.0.
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Postby beanboy89 » Thu 19 May, 2005 4:50 pm

Netscape 8.0 still seems to be using the same installer that was used in the prototype, pre-beta, and beta releases that restricts users from installing that don't meet the exact system requirements, for hardware and software, even if their system is fully capable of running the software.

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The above error is the message I recive on my PC that has 63 MB RAM. I see the error using both the full installer and the stub-online installer.
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netscape 8

Postby north450 » Thu 19 May, 2005 5:19 pm

running a pentium233 128 mb ram.
will it run well on my system or is 7.2 better suited for my system.
Also is it recommended to delete netscape 7.2 before upgrading.
thanks
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Postby beanboy89 » Thu 19 May, 2005 9:00 pm

It now appears that the Netscape 8.0 download page now reports Netscape 8.0.1.
Netscape wrote:Download The Netscape Browser, v8.0.1

The size of the full installer has changed from 13,559KB in 8.0 to 13,529KB in 8.0.1; the net installer's size remains unchanged. I don't know what's new in 8.0.1, as there's no current documentation in the release notes, nor can I install Netscape 8.0.1.
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NS 8.0

Postby vipergg » Thu 19 May, 2005 9:10 pm

Can't say I am really impressed with the new one so far . I don't hink it renders as fast as version 7.2 does . Don't like the themes they used for this setup . I'll probably stay mostly with 7.2 and firefox for the main browsers .
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Postby Antony » Thu 19 May, 2005 9:51 pm

beanboy89 wrote:It now appears that the Netscape 8.0 download page now reports Netscape 8.0.1.
Netscape wrote:Download The Netscape Browser, v8.0.1

The size of the full installer has changed from 13,559KB in 8.0 to 13,529KB in 8.0.1; the net installer's size remains unchanged. I don't know what's new in 8.0.1, as there's no current documentation in the release notes,
Thanks for pointing out.

I noticed a Full Installer link labelled "Trouble Downloading", it was not there when I downloaded Netscape 8.0.
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I also noticed following
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Seems like now you can turn off Internet Explorer engine during installation.
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Postby Antony » Thu 19 May, 2005 10:16 pm

Now, the UserAgent for Netscape 8.0.1 is [tt]Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050519 Netscape/8.0.1[/tt]

As compared to [tt]Gecko/20050512 Netscape/8.0[/tt] for Netscape 8.0

Which version of Firefox is used for the new Netscape 8.0.1?
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Postby akbash » Thu 19 May, 2005 10:21 pm

J-M wrote:According to the new Security Alerts page, "The Netscape Browser, v8.0 includes all Firefox security patches up to 1.0.3".
That would be a big mistake, missing three documented critical security vulnerabilities that were patched in Firefox 1.0.4. But according to today's version of that same page, AOL have already released NS 8.0.1 with the same fixes as FF 1.0.4.

That AOL is even maintaining a public security alerts page is groundbreaking for that company. After years of neglect, I'm almost optimistic that AOL have begun to get serious about maintaining the Netscape browser, making it safer than the security backwater that was Netscape 7.
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Postby beanboy89 » Thu 19 May, 2005 10:33 pm

Antony wrote:Now, the UserAgent for Netscape 8.0.1 is [tt]Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050519 Netscape/8.0.1[/tt]

As compared to [tt]Gecko/20050512 Netscape/8.0[/tt] for Netscape 8.0

Which version of Firefox is used for the new Netscape 8.0.1?

Jugding from the Gecko revision ([tt]rv:1.7.5[/tt]) it is Firefox 1.0-based. The [tt]Gecko[/tt] string is just the date that the browser was compiled.
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Postby Antony » Thu 19 May, 2005 10:59 pm

According to Netscape's Security Alerts page
Netscape wrote:The Netscape Browser, v8.0.1 includes all Firefox security patches up to 1.0.4.
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