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Firefox 1.0 Public RC


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#1 Daisuke

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 07:14 AM

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/fir...eleases/0.10rc/
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 09:23 AM

Would you mind telling all of us what 'rc' means(I know it stands for Release Candidate)? Maybe a chronological order of the different types of releases?
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 09:47 AM

Would you mind telling all of us what 'rc' means

Yes RC = Release Candidate. Next release will be RC2, before the final 1.0.

MozillaZine (Mozilla News) said yesterday:
Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing

We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning.

and

Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds.

As far as I can tell:
- it's stable
- will import successfully bookmarks, cookies and passwords from Mozilla 1.7.2.
- some extensions are available for this release
- cookie management is not 100% finished
- has some bugs
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:34 AM

Great-thanks for the information.
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Posted 12 September 2004 - 12:48 PM

Mozilla, as I understand it, generally follows the following project release schedule:
1. Nightly builds of products for Alpha testing---bug fixes and enhancements are included for testing. Code is inserted and tested on a daily basis by the development team.
2. A Beta release for more general testing; these often become RC when the release meets certain criteria and a milestone. For the most part, once a RC is issued, no further enhancements are envisioned for the release, major are fixed, and only minor changes are made to the code. Tweaking and resolution of any minor problems is done at this stage. End users who are adventurous can download RCs without rxpecting major problems.
3. Final "stable" release. This is the current release available to the general public. It will include any changes, enhancements, as well as major bug fixes. This release is "frozen" and all further development is based on the release. Sometimes called "publish."

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 07:41 PM

Evidently, they are confident enough about the preview version of FF to launch a campaign:

"Along with the new releases, the Mozilla Foundation today"(Sept 14) "announced the launch of the Spreadfirefox.com web site, which will be the hub for the Firefox marketing effort, starting with a push to achieve one million downloads of the Firefox Preview Release over the next 10 days."

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:23 PM

Well, I'll be one in a million, then. :thumbsup: and Cheers to you, John :flowers: nice post cryo

Edited by phawgg, 14 September 2004 - 09:25 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 11:29 AM

While I prefer Mozilla because I use both the browser as well as the Email client, I think you will love FF once you get used to it, and once you download JavaRuntimeEnvironment. A very nice thing is that there are a lot of plug-ins available that allow you to tailor the browsers more to your specific needs. There are plugins, for example, for a calendar, for testing your bandwidth, and for opening a page in IE. Look for more to come along in the near future.
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Posted 15 September 2004 - 12:34 PM

Willl be waiting for the final release. Am getting sooo tired of having to reload java and shockwave, etc everytime.

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:29 PM

I can't speak to FF,but I have never had to reload either when I do an install of Mozilla.
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Posted 17 September 2004 - 11:34 AM

Mozilla has set a goal of 1 million downloads of its latest FF release in ten days. So far it has 700,000 after three days!!. I note that over 600,000 CN download users have given FF a 93percent approval rating.
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Posted 17 September 2004 - 12:12 PM

I love firefox! Its the best!

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:19 AM

I order the disk a couple days ago. It was about $6.00 +s/h. I can't wait to try it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:19 PM

Update:

It appearts that the one million mark was reached in the first 100 hours.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:30 PM

Appears to be a "fair dinkum warning" to Billy Goats and the MS corporate ideology of ignoring the pleas of consumers to fix IE, et al...

Here's to the next several hundreds of hours of FireFox downloads!

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