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Mozilla 0.9.2.1 AKA Netscape 6.1 Browser Source Code Released

Mike Angelo -- 14 August 2001 (c) -- Page 2

Article Index

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Introduction & Overview

The Saga of Netscape 6.1 PR2 and Mozilla 0.9.2.1

Mozilla 0.9.2.1 Code is Netscape 6.1 Code?

Can Netscape 6.1 Survive in the Browser Battlefield?

Are Mozilla's Bugs Killing Netscape 6.x?

Judge for Yourself

Download the Mozilla 0.9.2.1 Source Code.

Download the Netscape 6.1 binaries

Resources & Links

Judge for Yourself

Despite its failings, will Netscape 6.1 be able to meet that Herculean challenge of getting its act together and regaining at least some sort of respectable position in the browser market? You be the judge. Download a copy of Netscape 6.1 and see for yourself.

According to the Netscape 6.1 Release Notes here is what's new in NS 6.1:

  • Improved performance and stability.
  • New Quick Launch feature on Windows starts Netscape faster.
  • New ways to initiate a search, such as within the auto complete URL bar.
  • Improved Bookmark Management, "File Book Mark", and drag and drop bookmarking for easier bookmarking.
  • New tabs for My Sidebar, including the new History tab for finding web pages previously visited.
  • Improved My Sidebar lets you hide tabs using a mouse right-click (or delayed click).
  • Improved History Management window now in chronological order
  • New Modern theme, improved, streamlined interface and fewer main buttons.
  • New download interface includes ability to see the path where files are downloaded.
  • Improved Autotranslation now includes translations between French and German, as well as between French and Russian.
  • New "emoticons" in Mail allow faces like smiling and frowning.
  • Improved Instant Messenger is available throughout all the components of Netscape 6.1, and includes the ability to see if the sender of a message is online and available through Instant Messenger, and supports multiple screen names.
  • New ability to launch an instant messaging session from a web page.
  • New support for bi-directional text and Hebrew.
  • New language packs let you switch your browser software to support the content and language of your choice without restarting or downloading new software.
  • New support for LDAP in Mail.
  • New Mail interface includes a startup view providing one click access to your inbox, account settings, email filters, and more.
  • New ability to read IMAP email accounts and Netscape Webmail when not connected to the Internet.
  • New feature to synchronize your personal address book with your Netscape WebMail address book.
  • New Personal Security Manager (PSM) 2.0 has been fully integrated with Netscape 6.1. For more information about PSM, see the Personal Security Manager Project Page.
  • Improved Form Manager lets you automatically fill out entire forms.
  • Improved Password Manager includes a Password Quality Meter for selecting a secure Master Password.
  • Improved installation lets you pause installation and recover from network disruptions.
  • New online help includes easier tree-based navigation, context-sensitive help, index, glossary, and search capability (through Find shortcut key).

Resources

Download the Mozilla 0.9.2.1 Source Code.

For more information about the Mozilla browser-suite and downloading the binaries, please see our recent article Mozilla Milestone 0.9.3 Browser-Suite Released. For updated Mozilla bug counts, please see the right sidebar on the MozillaQuest Magazine front page (mozillaquest.com).

To learn more about how many bugs there are in the Netscape 6.1 and Mozilla Web browser suites, and to learn how the Mozilla and Netscape developers are sweeping bugs under the carpet, please see Mozilla 0.9.3 Branched Behind Schedule & Buggy.

For more information about Netscape 6.1, please see our article Netscape 6.1 Browser-Suite Released Again?.

To download and install the Netscape 6.1 browser suite binaries, please see: How To Download, Install, & Configure Netscape 6.0 -- Safely!. However, when you get to page 5 there, here are the updates for version Netscape 6.1 downloading: (Or just click on the Linux, Windows, or Macintosh links to get started right away.)

Linux

ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english

/6.1/unix/linux22/sea/

netscape-i686-pc-linux-gnu-sea-tar.gz 26125 Kb 8/01/01 4:15 PM Unix Tape Archive

Windows

ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english

/6.1/windows/win32/sea/

N6SetupB.exe 25045 Kb 8/01/01 2:05 PM Binary Executable

Macintosh

ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english

/6.1/mac/macos8.5/sea/

MacNS6FullInstaller.sea.bin 17884 Kb 8/01/01 4:15 PM Binary Executable


Additional Resources & Related Articles

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Netscape 6.01 Browser-Suite Released

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Mozilla Milestone 0.9.1 Browser-Suite Released

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Mozilla Roadmap Plan Changed Again -- Mozilla 1.0 Set Back to Q4 20001


The Snail Moves: Mozilla Milestone 0.9 Browser-Suite Released

More Mozilla Roadmap & Development Plan Changes: Mozilla 1.0 Pushed Back to Q3 2001

Mozilla 1.0 Release Pushed Back -- Milestone 0.8.1 Inserted into Development Roadmap Schedule


Lizard On The Move: Mozilla Milestone 0.8.1 Browser-Suite Released

The Lizard Marches On: Mozilla Milestone 0.8 Browser-Suite Released

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Meet Bugzilla -- Mozilla's Secretary of Bug-Busting & Feature Requests Lizard

Mozilla Organization Revises Development Roadmap and Product Release Schedule

MozillaQuest the Series: Building Your Own Mozilla-Based Web Browser

For more information about the Mozilla Organization, the Mozilla applications programming framework, and the Mozilla browser, please see:

Please do not forget to report bugs, problems, or suggestions for enhancements to Bugzilla.

For more information about the Mozilla Roadmap and Milestone Plan, please see:

Mozilla Development Roadmap

Mozilla Milestone Plan

Project Sea Monkey

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