A new version of the open-source Web browser Mozilla is now available for download. Mozilla 0.8 is the latest release.
Developed for standards compliance, performance and portability, Mozilla is an outgrowth of an open source code development project initiated by Netscape Communications Corp. in 1998. The Mozilla Organization is the central point of contact for those development efforts, and they periodically release source code and binaries reflecting changes to the core Mozilla technology.
Changes in Mozilla 0.8 include:
Find and Replace is now implemented.
Mozilla now plays an alert sound when new messages arrive.
New sidebar item for global history.
The history and bookmark managers can now remember sort order between sessions.
Drag and drop for mail folders.
New windows now cascade properly instead of loading on top of each other.
New preferences for display of animated GIFs. You can choose not to animate images or only cycle through them once. See bug 17686 for more details.
Improved Appearance Manager support on MacOS.
In mail, you can now sort by unread in the threaded view.
On Mac and Windows, when you download a file you have the option to launch the file when the download completes or to open your file manager to the directory location of the downloaded file.
There are several new hidden prefs (UI will be added eventually) to turn off various annoying features on web pages.
Mozilla binaries and source code can be downloaded from the Mozilla Web site now. The link below will download the latest Mac Mozilla version. If you want source code or other information, follow the “More Info” link instead.
Download Mozilla 0.8