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June 30, 2003

Netscape 7.1

Netscape 7.1 has been released. The timing is a little curious, though. Netscape 7.1 claims to be based on Mozilla 1.4, as everyone suspected it would. The rub is that Mozilla 1.4 wasn’t released until today. In fact, as of this writing, Release Candidate 3 is still being advertised on mozilla.org, even though the final version is available on the releases page. Both of them, Netscape 7.1 and Mozilla 1.4 final, report a build date of June 24th, which makes me think they held out on us with Mozilla until Netscape could be released. Simultaneous announcement? That’d be something new. Usually Netscape would come out with a new version a few weeks after the Mozilla it was based on. This time they seem to be right on top of things.

And, of course, this Mozilla 1.4 supposedly marks the final release of Mozilla as we know it. This represents a “stable development path”. From now on they’re going to shift to Firebird development, which will eventually take over and be named Mozilla Browser. Or something like that. The Mozilla organization is pretty opaque to me, so I don’t really know what I’m talking about. I should stop the hypothesizing, just post “Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 are out!” and be done with it.

So…

Browser updates

Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 are out!