Netscape Updates Browser Prototype

Netscape has released a minor update to its reincarnated Web browser, which debuted in prototype form at the end of November. The new release -- available to registered testers -- brings the Netscape code base up to Firefox 1.0 in order to resolve potential security issues, in addition to fixing a few bugs.
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Useragent for the prototype is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050101 Firefox/0.6.4 Build number: 20050101

Like with the old browser prototype, I've taken some screenshots for you: - Main browser window - About window - Options General - Options - Privacy - Options - Tab Browsing - Options - Site Controls - Options - Downloads - Options - Form Fill and Passcards - Options - Advanced - Customize Toolbar

January 18, 2005 11:13 AM | Posted in Mozilla

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MPL.... Where is the source of that Netscape client ?

Comment by Daniel Glazman at January 18, 2005 11:53 AM | Permalink

I haven't seen any links to download this new version, and they don't seem to be registering any new users for beta testing. So could someone see if they've fixed this: ?

Comment by Paul Stone at January 18, 2005 06:32 PM | Permalink

yes, this vulnerability is fixed

Comment by pascal at January 18, 2005 08:16 PM | Permalink

Netscape has updated its browser prototype, and Henrik Gemal has screenshots. Some slight improvements but I think Firefox still wins.

Site icon TrackBack from Netscape Updates Browser Prototype at January 18, 2005 09:05 PM | Permalink

I've seen that UI before. Any idea what this one, from a BetaNews story one is? Different theme, maybe?

Comment by blankfaze at January 18, 2005 11:01 PM | Permalink

Sorry, the link in question is

Comment by blankfaze at January 18, 2005 11:32 PM | Permalink

Daniel Glazman:
I've asked that question before on the discussion forums, and all I get by way of response is a bunch of hacks who think the MPL means they don't have to release *any* source code (as opposed to just the modifications to existing files that they made). No in any official capacity ever responds, even when I specifically ask for such a response.

I'm tempted to revive that thread in their forums, but I have a feeling it would be just more of the same in responses.

(Incidentally, the license gives an answer to the question, which directs me to a file that apparently doesn't exist in the installer.)

Site icon Comment by Jeff Walden at January 18, 2005 11:52 PM | Permalink

where can i download a prototype of browser ? Can we help me ? tnx

Comment by Brano at January 19, 2005 10:44 AM | Permalink

If Netscape don`t translate his browser to other languanges will fail again.

Mozilla turn possible to fan translate him self and distribute.

I prefer Netscape based in suit Mozilla. Firefox is for begginers.

Comment by Eduardo-RJ at February 20, 2005 01:18 PM | Permalink

Nice to see another Netscape release. And it seems a good idea to use the Firefox-source, considering the ease of use and the lower use of resources.
Eduardo-RJ > to you I'll just say that Firefox is not only for beginners. It's for the poweruser and the geek as well. Firefox isn't limited in functionality in any way :-)

Easy, yet powerful - that's the way we like it :-D

Comment by Kristian Poul Herkild at March 4, 2005 12:49 PM | Permalink

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