Mozilla 1.8a6 released

Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Camino, Mozilla, Netscape 6/7/8/9, and all Gecko-based browsers discussion and support forum. (MozInfo701, Netscape Browser Archive)

Mozilla 1.8a6 released

Postby Al » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 7:38 pm

It has been released. Nobody had wrote anything about it yet. All I saw it was on Wellendar's Fourm. (I'm a proud member there). Not even MozillaZine! SillyDog701 is the first to report this on a major NS support fourm.
Windows :win: Installer
Windows :win: Zipped File Mac OS X :mac: :X: Disc Image
Linux :tux: Disc Image
Mozilla 1.8a6 Release Notes
Change Log
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
Last edited by Al on Wed 12 Jan, 2005 8:05 pm, edited 4 times in total.
User of Firefox :ff: 3.0 on Windows XP
User avatar
Al
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1694
Joined: Fri 20 Dec, 2002 1:08 pm

Postby Andrew T. » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 7:53 pm

Thanks, Al! I'm downloading this right now.

Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 6's release notes do not yet list what changes have occured to the software since the release of the last alpha in November, but a rough changelog is available containing over 400 entries.

I assume that this will actually be the final alpha release of Mozilla 1.8. The Mozilla Firefox Development Roadmap tentatively schedules Firefox 1.1 (which will be based upon Mozilla 1.8 code) for a March 2005 release, so we can't see successive alphas forever.

Image
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
User avatar
Andrew T.
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1228
Joined: Fri 14 Mar, 2003 11:37 pm
Location: Somewhere beyond the sea

Postby Al » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 7:59 pm

From what I heard... 1.8a6 is the last alpha, it has beem about 6 months in alpha
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
User of Firefox :ff: 3.0 on Windows XP
User avatar
Al
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1694
Joined: Fri 20 Dec, 2002 1:08 pm

Postby Antony » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 8:28 pm

Thanks Al.

As Andrew said, they haven't documented much about this new Alpha release.

As usual, a nice screenshot under the beautiful Mac OS X :panther:
Image
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050111
User avatar
Antony
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 15220
Joined: Tue 18 Jun, 2002 11:36 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Antony » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 8:33 pm

Just noticed that I've getting a few of “The document contains no dataâ€
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050111
User avatar
Antony
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 15220
Joined: Tue 18 Jun, 2002 11:36 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Al » Thu 13 Jan, 2005 12:37 am

MozillaZine wrote:Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 6 has been released. This latest alpha version of the Mozilla Application Suite features around 450 bug fixes. The Mozilla 1.8a6 Release Notes have more details; there's no What's New section yet but a rough changelog of 1.8a6 fixes is available.

Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 6 can be downloaded from the mozilla1.8a6 directory on ftp.mozilla.org. This would be the last alpha release of Mozilla 1.8, and the trunk has been opened for 1.8 beta development. As previously reported, Firefox 1.1 and Thunderbird 1.1 would be built off the 1.8 branch, and are scheduled for a march release.

MozillaZine seems really slow at reporting the latest news..
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
User of Firefox :ff: 3.0 on Windows XP
User avatar
Al
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1694
Joined: Fri 20 Dec, 2002 1:08 pm

Postby izanbardprince » Thu 13 Jan, 2005 8:49 am

Lots of OLD OLD bugs finally getting fixed.

I mean, bugs that have been open for 4 or 5 years.

Should be interesting to see what they end up with when they finalize the release.

Here's one from 1998!!!!!!

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7840
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
izanbardprince
Apple basher
Apple basher
 
Posts: 157
Joined: Sat 08 Feb, 2003 2:34 pm

Postby dmbtech » Thu 13 Jan, 2005 5:10 pm

The linux link is wrong. Thats the gecko sdk which i don't think you meant.
Linux link: mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.8a6-installer.tar.gz

[Edit by profman: shortened link using BBCode. 1/13/05]
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
dmbtech
member
member
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon 12 Jul, 2004 2:44 pm

Postby Fulvio » Sat 15 Jan, 2005 3:06 pm

It is ok, but compatible with only a handful of extentions, and no Themes.
This has been going on since 1.8a5. I guess that simple is beautiful.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050111
A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
~ Henrik Ibsen
WinXP, SP3, 512 MB, SM2.26.1, FF30, TB24.6, IE8.0, , Ghostwall , Avast2014 Pro, also Toshiba Satellite laptop, Win 8.1, IE11.
User avatar
Fulvio
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 12084
Joined: Wed 19 Jun, 2002 10:08 am

Postby Andrew T. » Sun 16 Jan, 2005 10:39 pm

A completed "What's New" page is now available detailing all the changes and improvements in Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 6. Sorry for the long quote:

Browser

* (Linux, Windows) When Caret Browsing (F7) mode is on, the Home and End keys now move to the start or end of the line, rather than the document.
* (Windows) "Set As Wallpaper" no longer requires Administrator privileges.
* (Linux) The Print dialog now has a "Print to File" checkbox to prompt for a file.
* The Page Info window has been improved.
* The context menu key now shows the context menu at a useful position.
* (Windows) Clipboard copying now matches IE more closely (copies address of page too).
* (Windows 9x) Alt+Tab keystrokes no longer activate the menu bar.
* You can now specify the default directory for downloads. Previously Mozilla would always suggest the previously used directory.

Mail

* There is a new option "Preserve threading when sorting messages" for MailNews. With this enabled, clicking on a column header to sort your messages no longer turns off the threaded message grouping. This way it is easier to sort threads by arbitrary sort criteria.
* You can now hide the folder pane from the View - Show/Hide submenu.
* You can now search and create views for flagged messages.
* Email addresses can now be copied from the address book sidebar.
* You can now filter and search for messages by size.
* Mozilla Mail now supports the Outlook 2003-style three column layout.
* You no longer need to close and reopen Mail to change the layout.

Chatzilla

A new version of ChatZilla has landed, 0.9.67. New features include:

* A Join Channel dialog
* New plugin API
* Ability to open links in your default browser
* Alises can now have parameters
* /wii was added

And of course, bugs fixed:

* Crash only on Mac when opening ChatZilla's preferences
* URL linking stopping prematurely
* Remember away status on reconnect
* Some /whois bugs
* Some emoticon bugs

Under the Hood

* The XML parser used by Mozilla was upgraded to a newer version (from Expat 1.2 to Expat 1.95.7). Because of that upgrade, Mozilla complies better with both the XML specification and the Namespaces in XML specification. Starting with 1.8a6, Mozilla will reject some invalid XML documents that it used to accept in prior versions. This has already led to some problems with extensions that used invalid XML documents, but the only solution is to correct those documents. Here are some of the wellformedness errors that Mozilla catches since the upgrade: - Invalid entity names (for example entity names containing a colon) - Undeclared prefixes - Multiple attributes with same localname and different prefixes bound to the same namespace names - Redeclaration of reserved prefixes and namesapce names
* We paint now the borders in border collapse mode (this is also triggered when frames, rules or groups are specified on tables, and ms excel uses it for html export) more correctly when we are in rtl mode (arabic, hebrew language). Just compare the testcases in the bugs with ff 1.0 to see what this means. This got fixed by bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174470 and cleaned up by https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267420 .
* Lots of stability and security fixes
* Major improvements to textarea parsing: bug 88952 and various dependencies
* Some parsing errors are now marked in red in view-source.
* New permission manager back end landed.
* Bug 201897 -- layout of auto-width absolutely positioned elements wrong.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
User avatar
Andrew T.
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1228
Joined: Fri 14 Mar, 2003 11:37 pm
Location: Somewhere beyond the sea

Postby Al » Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:35 pm

That is a lot of changes :o
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
User of Firefox :ff: 3.0 on Windows XP
User avatar
Al
diamond member
diamond member
 
Posts: 1694
Joined: Fri 20 Dec, 2002 1:08 pm

Postby Hendikins » Mon 17 Jan, 2005 6:58 am

Oddly enough, Calendar seems to be broken in this release (and was broken for a few days on trunk at about that time).
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050117
Michael Hendy
Mozilla PluginDoc - http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/
Hendikins - The Lurking Wolfox
User avatar
Hendikins
Lurking Wolfox
Lurking Wolfox
 
Posts: 617
Joined: Mon 26 Aug, 2002 5:21 am
Location: All stations to Zig Zag via the North Shore Line


Return to Firefox, SeaMonkey and Netscape

Who is online

Registered users: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot]