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Mozilla 1.0 Officially Here

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the it's-only-been-how-many-years dept.

Mozilla 961

hhg writes "People of the world, rejoice! At last, the long awaited Mozilla 1.0 is released, and has emerged on the ftp.mozilla.org ftp-server. Let the release parties loose!" And there's even an Ann Arbor party now ;) Congratulations to all the developers that contributed to the mighty lizard. And bahtama writes "The latest IE gopher hole patch is out! :) ... Check the release notes and then grab it from here."

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First Fucking Mozilla Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646084)

Yeah, suck it CLIT!

Re:First Fucking Mozilla Post! (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646170)

I claim this FP, due to the fact your post is not sanctioned by the CLITS and therefore is null and void as listed in the charter rules for FP, section 5 paragraph 3

A little song... (2, Funny)

IamTheRealMike (537420) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646088)

For they're all jolly good fellows, For they're all jolly good fellows, For they're all jolly good fellows ..... And so say all of us!


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646091)

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Join the campaign for more cute [madchat.org] open source babes [bazza.com] today!

after such a long process (1, Funny)

Husaria (262766) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646099)

its finally out, props out to the development team...

now how long before mozilla 2.0

Re:after such a long process (1)

sketerpot (454020) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646161)

It'll probably be a while until 2.0 is out. Who knows what sorts of things may be in that release? Judging by the amount of cool stuff in 1.0 (all the netscape stuff, XML UI stuff, calendar, miscellaneous goodies), there's no telling what may be in the future so far ahead of time.

If they follow everyone elses version standards... (3, Funny)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646236)

You won't ever see 2.0, it'll be 7.0..."just to avoid confusion."

Ding Dong, IE is Dead! (2, Funny)

WillSeattle (239206) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646106)

Which IE, the OS bound IE
Ding dong, the wicked browser's dead!

It knew when you were sleeping
It let the virii in
And tried to blame it on other apps
But now we know it's Spring

Ding dong, IE is dead!
Which IE, Microserf IE
Ding dong, the wicked browser's dead!

[noone expects a thousand munchkins to defeat a wicked witch, but you just need a minor event or two ...]

Modded up if bashing IE, down if bashing Linux (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646229)

Good work, moderators. I commend your pro-Linux stance!

First post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646111)

Nice, first post on this story. Cool!

If this is true... (0)

goldspider (445116) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646115)

...then why do they still have RC3 listed as the latest build on their site?

Re:If this is true... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646144)

because you didn't empty your cache

Re:If this is true... (1)

goldspider (445116) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646188)

Nope, went to mozilla.org, hit refresh, and the top story is still "Moving Towards 1.0 - 30 May"

Oh well, I've waited this long, what's a few more hours :) Or I could just go to the link published in the story :)

Re:If this is true... (2, Informative)

Cmdr Taco (luser) (578089) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646251)

I just got the release binary from mozilla.org, but it looks like the mirrors aren't ready yet (at least the 2 that I checked).

Perhaps we shouldn't get too frenzied to download until the mirrors are updated.

omg (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646117)

/me sends coats to hell

Replacing IE? (1)

CodeRed (5676) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646118)

Finally, I can replace IE on Windows. Oh wait, I don't use Windows. Think I'll stick with Konqueror.

Sheit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646119)

Time to pour one for me and one for my Mozilla homies.


First! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646120)

First! Couldn't help it!

Ironic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646124)

I just finished installing Mozilla 1 RC 3 and two articles down is another IE security hole. Go Mozilla!

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646125)

FP [goatse.cx]

Well, I'll have to go download it... (5, Funny)

Dimwit (36756) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646127)

...of course, I'll use that new transfer protocol - TCP/IP over Flying Pigs.

...but I'll have to bundle up - my office just froze over.

..and maybe I won't have time - I think an attractive girl just mentioned that she may want to talk to me.

Snowshovels? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646132)

This order of snowshovels goes where?

what next? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646133)

First amazon.com had a profitable quarter.

Next, Slashdot sold out (Again)

Then, mozilla was released.

Coming up Warcraft III and Duke Nukem forever released.

Re:what next? (3, Funny)

rnws (554280) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646239)

Heaven forbid, Microsoft might even release a bug-free version of Windows. Then again Hell could freeze over...

Alternately... (1)

delphi125 (544730) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646134)

Check the release notes and then grab it from here.

Since the release notes are about 30 screens full, grab it first THEN check the release notes (that is, if you would ever bother to RTM).

fp!? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646135)


Play with it (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646137)

I love football on tv
shots of Jena Lee
hangin with my friends

I love burritos at 4 am
parties that never end
dogs who love...cats

Talkback packages only (3, Interesting)

AndSoitGoes (473305) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646139)

Now that they have hit 1.0 are versions
without talkback going to be availible.

Have they or will they remove debug information?

The pacakage is still ~10megs for windows. I was
hoping to see some reduction for 1.0 since I
still use a lowly 56K Modem.

Re:Talkback packages only (1, Troll)

sehryan (412731) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646264)

No, they probably haven't, because Mozilla is not really supposed to be an end-user browser. It is supposed to be the engine for other end-user browsers. At least, that was its original intent. So leaving the debug stuff in the 1.0 makes sense, since they are always developing and not making a mass consumption product.

Well done (2)

perlyking (198166) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646141)

Its a great browser from what i've seen in RC3. I'm trying to get used to it (i'm so used to opera now). I like the middle click opens in background new tab and the image permission options.

In other news.... (2, Funny)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646145)

The FAA has spotted an unusual number of pigs at high altitude, the devil called me up asking to send him a jacket and gloves, a cow was seen in the night sky above the moon.......

Re:In other news.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646224)

....psychic wins lottery, geek finds a date, the boss gave me the day off .....

Great news.. (1)

Chicane-UK (455253) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646147)

I just tried out Mozilla RC3 a week or so ago, and was very very impressed. Its quick, renders pages excellently, and has buttloads of options for those who like to 'tweak' - a great job by a very skilled team. Well done!

Rheet (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646153)


Mirror list - Please don't /. the main site! (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646154)

Mirror list is here [mozilla.org]. Please don't slashdot the main FTP site!

Re:Mirror list - Please don't /. the main site! (1)

Gyorg_Lavode (520114) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646260)

It doesn't seem like the mirrors have it yet. How long has it been on the site?

Finally... (2)

joestar (225875) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646158)

The March 98' dream, when Netscape announced that Netscape's sources would be released, this dream finally transformed into reality. Many doubted about the calpability of the project to give something valuable, and there was much FUD about the project, but now we have the proof that a big Free Software project such as Mozilla has a sense.

I've been using Mozilla 0.9.x under Mandrake 8.2 for a while, and when I compare it to Internet Explorer, I have to say Mozilla is simply better. And I have to say, Mozilla-mail is also better than Outlook in many aspects.

Long live to Mozilla!

Re:Finally... (2)

cowmix (10566) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646226)

No way MozillaMail is better than Outlook Express.. at least not yet..

My migration from OE to Mozilla has been painful. I am sticking to it but I just want to say that things have a lot farther to go to where the email side is as robust as the browsing.

Re:Finally... (1)

cetan (61150) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646272)

Migrating for OE to Mozmail was a snap. It couldn't have been easier for me. MozMail is now my mailer of choice full time.

Of course, I used to own a packard bell (pentium 75) that never had any problems either, so maybe I'm just a fluke :)

Please!! Count to ten and then decide (5, Informative)

_LORAX_ (4790) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646159)

Cm'on if you have 1.0_rc3 and you are not having problems, please do everyone a favor and DON'T download today...

Unless you are having problems.. try this weekend after the mirrors have had time to catch up!

Re:Please!! Count to ten and then decide (5, Informative)

anthony_dipierro (543308) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646243)

Or use gnutella. The MD5 is 684461f4bef2888271cb05bd3d80af28 for mozilla-win32-1.0-installer.exe.

Re:Please!! Count to ten and then decide (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646253)

Ya know, I was thinking about that, but then I decided I'd much rather open up 4 connections with Prozilla and saturate my cable line at 180 KB/s for a while. In fact, I think I'll do it for the rest of the day. Hope you guys don't mind.

good news for Linux? (0, Troll)

tps12 (105590) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646165)

I think this is going to be a major boon for Linux. Far too long has Linux been considered a "marginal" OS with a handful of zealous believers. With Mozilla at 1.0, and KDE and Gnome almost ready for prime-time, and several Linux office suites in the final planning stages, Linux is poised for triumph.

Watch the Windows users come running in droves!

Beonex Communicator 0.8-stable based on Mozilla 1 (5, Informative)

benb (100570) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646172)

Beonex also just released the Mozilla 1.0-based browser Beonex Communicator 0.8-stable [beonex.com].

While the ultimate goal of the Mozilla project is to produce source code that can be used by other projects and companies, the Open-Source project Beonex tries to make a browser for end-users out of it. (See Beonex vs. Mozilla [beonex.com]). Beonex Communicator stays relatively true to Mozilla. Special emphasis is being put on security and privacy. The software is configured defensively, to avoid security holes to appear in the first place. For example, it sanitizes incoming HTML-email to the largest part.

The current version is available for Windows [beonex.com] und Linux [beonex.com] and bases on the final Mozilla 1.0 source code.

BTW: Congratulations to the whole Mozilla project!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Beonex project.
I hope, Slashdot will also run this as main news article.

big deal (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646173)

Wow. Mozilla version 1.0

I hate to break it to you, nerds, but IE is at 6.0

Re:big deal (1)

rnws (554280) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646207)

Yeah, bur IE hasn't had a complete re-write from the ground up. Every product has to start somewhere. Besides, EMACS is at version 27 or something like that...

Re:big deal (1, Troll)

SirSlud (67381) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646225)

Yeah, but if your post is any indication, your troll.exe is at version 0.02alpha.

Quick! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646174)

Everyone! Run out, throw some 24 bit transparent pngs on your web page as onload pop-ups, and show users what IE lacks!

new king (4, Insightful)

SirSlud (67381) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646175)

While there are some rough edges (tho, remember IE 1.0? ;), Mozilla is now the king of browsers. Tabs, developer-friendly tools (that dont get in the way of the newbie), skins, the level of customization, speed, cookie management .. and free (and open source!) Whats not to like?

Say goodbye, IE! Man am I glad to see you go.

(BTW, I hear in the next (last?) WinXP patch, you'll be able to strip IE from your system entirely? Where can I find detailed information about this?)

PS. I've been using Mozilla for about a month or two, and despite aforementionned rough edges, this thing absolutely blows IE out of the water in all respects except market share. ;)

Re:new king (4, Insightful)

essdodson (466448) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646261)

I doubt you'll see anyone stripping IE. IE is the browsers of choice for those who use windows. I don't really care how it goes about it, loading files on startup or whatever, IE is by far the best browser offering for Windows. It may have from the enemy, but IE is here to stay.

I'm seeing more and more people switch to IE every day. Complete cluelessness of Netscape is to blame for this. Even though Mozilla is a rock solid browser I doubt these people would be willing to run Mozilla after finding out that Netscape 6 is derrived from Mozilla code base.

Yay, after a gestation longer than most whales... (1)

rnws (554280) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646177)

And now I shall go and download the sucker :-)

User discussion newsgroups (5, Informative)

Nicopa (87617) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646178)

Please, don't use the developer groups for your questions. A good place for user discussion where you can ask for support or discuss and propose features is the new newsgroup:

snews://secnews.netscape.com:563/netscape.mozilla. user.general

(Note that slashdot adds a space inside the link)

It's finally here! Yay! (2, Informative)

netdemonboberb (314045) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646181)

After long last, its finally here. Don't think that this is the end of Mozilla. It's only the beginning! Netscape 7.0 is most likely coming off the 1.0 branch, and the trunk has already been getting bugfixes that will go into later Mozilla releases (releases). So, if a fix to a bug you wanted fixed isn't in Mozilla 1.0, its not the end of the world. Stay posted. :-)

So close, and yet so far... (-1, Flamebait)

Tet (2721) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646183)

Mozilla was looking really good, right up until the very last minute. RC3 introduced a bug (bugzilla bug number 147160) that makes Mozilla a real pain in the ass for me to use. For now, I'm stuck with 1.0 as my everyday browser, and 1.0rc2 running on my second screen for status monitoring. Far from ideal... Still, Mozilla is a monumental achievement, and is easily my browser of choice. Opera and Konqueror just don't cut it for me.

Finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646192)

YAY! I've been waiting for this day for ages! i can finally look at pitcures of women haveing hot kinky sex with other women without all those annoying pop ups!

God i love my lizard

Hit 'em where it hurts (5, Funny)

wilburdg (178573) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646194)

This source code is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Afghanistan (Taliban controlled areas)

Bombing them is one thing, but not giving them access to Mozilla? That's just mean.

So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646198)

When does v2.0 come out?

(Yes, I know v1.1 will be out soon.)

Don't Forget... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646203)

Access through mirrors [mozilla.org], please!

Still loads of silly bugs though (1)

oliverthered (187439) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646211)

If RC3 is anything to go by there are lots of silly bugs still in mozilla.

1: Preferance editor screen is very cramped, making it resizable would sort this out!

2: Dialogs popup that are two small for the content

3: file save as URL encodes the saved file name

4: proxie server bypass settings are poor,
you can't do
10.10.* style masks,
seperators are ,'s which look far to much like .'s

5: No ftp upload or it's just stupidly hard to find!)

Opera vs Mozilla (1)

fisman (66079) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646214)

I have recently come across a couple of odd behaviours in both Mozilla and Opera while testing compatability of some pages I did.

The interesting thing was that the behaviour in both these browsers was according to me incorrect, but exactly the same ...

I have been wondering, both are opensource and probably have an overlap in the development team ...

Now, it is still left to be proven that they did not both react the same to my broken HTML (that is not C++ I found in the process, as in no classes)

testing, 1-2-3... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3646216)

Looks good so far...

Good timing with the news about the new security hole in IE.

I like being able to get rid of unsolicited pop-up windows, by unchecking the "Open unrequested windows" preferences item (using the Edit -> Preferences menu, then the Advanced -> Scripts & Windows panel).

I was not making a flame!!! Maybe it's better? (0)

way_out_on_the_dark_ (583525) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646223)

My opera comment wasn't a flame, I was being honest, I feel it is a much better browser over all. I have daily crashes from both IE and Mozilla. Opera is rock solid and going strong in my book.

Can anyone point me to a changelog? (1)

ThinkingGuy (551764) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646233)

I'm running 1.0rc1 at home right now, but I'd like to see a list of exactly what changes have been made in 1.0. Most other open source projects are good about listing the exact changes from version to version, but I can't find such info for Mozilla. Anyone?

Did you see that?........ (0, Redundant)

agramata (62255) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646234)

....a pig just flew by my window! Oh wow, hell just froze over, too! OMG!

Seriously though, congrats to the Mozilla Team! It's been a long time coming, but well worth the wait.

a serious question (2)

mosch (204) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646235)

a serious question to toss into the midst of all the flying pig, snowball in hell, and slashdotheads getting laid jokes. does anybody know if moving a non-technical user, who uses netscape 4.7 for his mail and such to mozilla 1/netscape 7 works seamlessly?

Memory Hog (1)

The_Rippa (181699) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646245)

Christ - I thought IE and Lotus Notes took up enough memory already - this beast is using 24 megs on my box!

IE patch? (1, Redundant)

DanThe1Man (46872) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646248)

And bahtama writes "The latest IE gopher hole patch is out! :) ... Check the release notes and then grab it from here."

Why did they attach a comment that should have been mentioned in slashback and put it in such an historic post?

1.0 is only PR (2)

DeadSea (69598) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646255)

I have been using mozilla for two years.

I have been using Mozilla almost exclusivly for one year.

Mozilla has been the best browser out there (free, stable, feature rich (tabbed browsing, image blocking, fastest rendering)) for six months.

Why 1.0 is news is beyond me.

Mozilla could be improved by making new windows open faster (although tabbed browsing really helps), and adding many of the thousand of feature requests that are in the bugzilla database. Here are bugs for which I am currently voting [mozilla.org]. I'd like middle mouse button to open forms in new windows, junkbuster functionality built in, an easy way to switch SMTP servers, and the Reply-To on mail to be set to the person mail was sent to to begin with when replying.

Bookmarks problems still exist though (3, Informative)

Gambit Thirty-Two (4665) | more than 11 years ago | (#3646268)

but still, the problems with sorting bookmarks still exists. I was hoping this would be fixed before release.
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