Netscape Browser 8.0.3.1 released

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Postby DJGM » Mon 25 Jul, 2005 9:51 pm

If you go to this folder on the Netscape FTP site, there's an update-8.0.3.xpi file. Anyone still
using an earlier version of Netscape 8.x.x, can click directly on that file, and it'll download the
updater program, which will then download and install Netscape 8.0.3.1 automatically.

The Netscape 8.0.x.x Browser Updater application looks something like this . . .

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Postby Antony » Mon 25 Jul, 2005 11:36 pm

DJGM wrote:Put it this way, if Netscape 8.x.x was available for Mac OS X (like it should be) would the Fusion theme conform to the hallowed Apple Human Interface Guidelines at all?
I would prefer Netscape 8.x for OS X (if it releases) use native OS X interface.

According to Apple Human Interface Guidelines, customised skins are allowed, but OS X's native style is preferred. In other words, we don't need any *themes*.

From the earlier builds of Netscape 7.x for Mac, entire interface and dialogues are all XUL, which is fine, but was very hard to have all the behaviours required by OS X.

Using native skins is faster in windows drawing.

As for the Fusion theme, Apple Human Interface Guidelines does not say you can't put a logo on the left-hand side. However, the menubar must to the the top of the screen, of course.
And it's not simply enough... The basic requirement is "simplicity".
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Postby J-M » Tue 26 Jul, 2005 9:33 pm

This new security advisory SA16185 was published on Tuesday:

Netscape Multiple Vulnerabilities

It is one of Top 5 Most Read Secunia Security Advisories (Last 24 hours) at their site.

Critical: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote
Solution Status:Vendor Patch

...

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Netscape, where some have unknown impacts and others can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

For more information, see vulnerabilities #3, #7, and #9:
SA16043

Solution:
Update to version 8.0.3.1.
http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

Three issues handled at SA16043 are:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announc ... 05-47.html ,
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announc ... 05-53.html and
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announc ... 05-56.html

MFSA 2005-47 is not mentioned at http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/security/alerts.jsp
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Postby Antony » Wed 27 Jul, 2005 5:02 am

Thanks for reporting J-M.

Do we have any feedbacks on Netscape 8.0.3.1?
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Postby J-M » Thu 28 Jul, 2005 11:48 pm

What happened to 8.0.3.1 download page :? :?

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp
says

"Download The Netscape Browser, v8.0.2"

Release Notes: "Version 8.0.2 - based on Firefox"

Security Alerts: including only "The Netscape Browser, v8.0.1 includes all Firefox security patches up to 1.0.4."

(Yes, cleared a cache and checked with another browser too.)
Maybe they had some accident with their Web site??
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Postby Antony » Thu 28 Jul, 2005 11:56 pm

J-M wrote:What happened to 8.0.3.1 download page :? :?

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp
says

"Download The Netscape Browser, v8.0.2"

Release Notes: "Version 8.0.2 - based on Firefox"

Security Alerts: including only "The Netscape Browser, v8.0.1 includes all Firefox security patches up to 1.0.4."

(Yes, cleared a cache and checked with another browser too.)
Maybe they had some accident with their Web site??
Do they retrieve Netscape 8.0.3.1 ?
A new version is coming shortly?
You can get it from our Archive site :-)
Netscape 8 - Netscape Browser Archive (SD701 Mirror)
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Postby Antony » Fri 29 Jul, 2005 12:02 am

Okay, according to Mr. Jay Garcia,
8.0.3.1 was pulled until some critical issues are fixed and a patch becomes available.
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Postby Antony » Fri 29 Jul, 2005 5:48 am

J-M wrote:Release Notes: "Version 8.0.2 - based on Firefox"
A copy of Netscape 8.0.3.1 Release Notes is also available through Netscape Browser Archive.
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Postby Pu7o » Fri 29 Jul, 2005 8:22 am

You can still get 8.0.3.1 by installing 8.0.2 and downloading the update-8.0.3.xpi file that DJGM mentioned.
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Postby Antony » Fri 29 Jul, 2005 9:47 am

From NetscapeProduct,
8.0.3.1 was pulled temporarily due to a bug effecting downloading for some users. We've isolated the problem and a patch will be issued shortly.

Thanks for your patience.

-Netscape Product


(Msg # 2612.1)

Please note, not everybody is affected.

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Postby k8lnsmom » Fri 29 Jul, 2005 1:32 pm

i have been using 7.2 and downloaded 8.0 and thought all my passwords came over with form info and bookmarks.........i was wrong
hope this is going to be corrected or has with a newer version
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Postby Fulvio » Sat 30 Jul, 2005 2:23 pm

You are not the only one to miss the passwords. I think that it has to do with the different format of NS8.x. I had no problem because I imported my settings from 8 beta, going back to last November. At least, I think so.
I will keep 8.0.3.1, which has giving me no problem, but not worked up if things don't work as expected. I am expecting that things don't work. I am usijng the realistic approach. I get worried when things work.
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Postby north450 » Mon 01 Aug, 2005 7:27 pm

still believe that netscape 8 release was a disaster.
netscape 7.2 is good but this new one should never have been released.
the recommended requirements are way too high.
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Postby J-M » Wed 03 Aug, 2005 9:28 am

It seems that because of this situation US-CERT unit can't offer download link to non-affected Netscape 8 version:

From their vulnerability note at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/996798 :

III. Solution
Upgrade

This vulnerability is addressed in Firefox 1.0.5 and Netscape 8.0.3.1 and later.


when discussing about Mozilla Firefox insecurely handles content from external applications vulnerability.
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