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Netscape Browser 8.0.2 released

Postby beanboy89 » Thu 16 Jun, 2005 5:28 pm

Netscape has released version 8.0.2 of it's Netscape Browser. 8.0.2 includes a number of fixes for various issues, including the "Issue with Internet Explorer not displaying XML code has been resolved."

Release Notes wrote:What's fixed in this version?

• Issue with Internet Explorer not displaying XML code has been resolved
• All user agent string issues and inconsistencies have been fixed
• Multiple history sync issues have been fixed
• Miscellaneous trident engine integration issues have been resolved
• Multiple crash fixes
• Various performance improvements


The downloads for Netscape Browser 8.0.2 are avaliable from Netscape Browser's download site.
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Postby Ramona » Thu 16 Jun, 2005 6:42 pm

Thanks for the heads up beanboy!

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Postby Antony » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 1:47 am

Thanks Billy,

Netscape 8.0.2 is now available in Netscape 8 section of Netscape Browser Archive as well.
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Postby Antony » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 2:11 am

The useragent string identifies that Netscape 8.0.2 is a build based on Gecko/20050603.

I noticed one problem during installation...
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Where is the option for "Do not check for browser update" (or similar)?
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Postby Ramona » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 7:09 am

Antony,

There is no option in Netscape 8.0.2, neither in the install, or in the Advanced options...

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Postby beanboy89 » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 7:29 am

Antony wrote:I noticed one problem during installation...
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Where is the option for "Do not check for browser update" (or similar)?

If you choose "Notify when Updates are Available," it will only tell you if there is an update available. You can then choose if you do want or don't want to install that update.
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Postby James » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 10:59 am

I'm curious about the desktop weather option which comes checked by default. Has anyone actually activated this? Does it demaind much by way of system resources? Does it send home any information regarding your browsing? I see that there is a weather update on the personal toolbar so what is the point of this systray option (other than giving you a weather update even when you're not in your browser? It just seems like an overkill. If one does NOT go for this option, can he activate it "after the fact" so to speak? Thanks.
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Postby J-M » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 6:40 pm

ZDNet has a very new article too:

Titled "Netscape sends out another patch" at http://news.zdnet.com/2102-1009_22-5751 ... =printthis .

They are handling mainly the XML issue, but a link to NS8.0.2 Release Notes is included as well.
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Postby J-M » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 6:45 pm

The Security Alerts page, containing all of the MFSAs is not updated:

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/security/alerts.jsp
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Postby DJGM » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 6:59 pm

According to IEBlog (Internet Explorer Blogsite) . . .

Dave Massey at IEBlog wrote:Netscape 8 update for XML rendering

We posted recently an issue affecting XML rendering in IE after an installation of Netscape 8. Netscape has just
released an updated version that addresses this issue and is available at http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/

Thanks to Netscape for making this update available so that this will no longer be an issue.

-Dave

posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 6:41 PM by ieblog

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Postby Mandrake » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 7:37 pm

I'm impressed that Netscape/AOL seem to be maintaining Netscape 8 properly this time around (Unlike ver. 7).
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Postby carlo67 » Fri 17 Jun, 2005 9:19 pm

hi
i am very angry with netscape because they didn't not fix up the import problem with transfer of the passwords in netscape 8.02
i am not using netscape 8 until they fix up this problem.

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Postby north450 » Sat 18 Jun, 2005 11:09 pm

new netscape 8.02 does not install on a pentium 2 233 mhz with 128mb ram on the full install. Does not meet the necessary requirements.
that the full install, same as 8.01

Beginning to wonder about this new netscape browser,
Reminds me of aol which i tried for 2 days on a 3 month free trial.
did not like it. cancelled after 3 days. then had to reformat my entire entire hard drive to get all the junk out.
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Netscape 8 themes and extensions

Postby PW » Sun 19 Jun, 2005 3:16 pm

You can find more themes and extensions for NS 8.0.2 on my site:
http://ns8.virt.cz
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Postby Mandrake » Sun 19 Jun, 2005 7:29 pm

The requirements state that a 233mhz with 64mb of ram and Windows 98 SE or higher are required. Netscape reccomends a 1GHz processor with 256mb of ram and Windows XP, according to the readme.
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