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.
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:
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb201.png - Main browser window
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb202.png - About window
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb203.png - Options General
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb204.png - Options - Privacy
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb205.png - Options - Tab Browsing
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb206.png - Options - Site Controls
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb207.png - Options - Downloads
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb208.png - Options - Form Fill and Passcards
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb209.png - Options - Advanced
http://gemal.dk/misc/nsb210.png - Customize Toolbar
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: http://www.stonie.co.uk/nsbvuln.html ?Comment by Paul Stone at January 18, 2005 06:32 PM | Permalink
yes, this vulnerability is fixedComment 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.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 isComment by blankfaze at January 18, 2005 11:32 PM | Permalink
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.)Comment by Jeff Walden at January 18, 2005 11:52 PM | Permalink
where can i download a prototype of browser ? Can we help me ? tnxComment 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 :-DComment by Kristian Poul Herkild at March 4, 2005 12:49 PM | Permalink