"Dit is een van de vele Milestones die het Mozilla team de afgelopen tijd heeft uitgepoept. Het bijzondere aan deze versie is dat hij feature-complete is en zal dienen als basis voor de eerste Netscape 6 beta. Vanaf nu wordt er alleen nog maar gewerkt aan de performance, stabiliteit en het geheugengebruik. Hier onder een stukje uit de release-notes:":
[break]Yeti brengt ons verder op de hoogte van de release van Netscape 6.0 PR2. Volgens MozillaZine blijkt deze versie echter vrij buggy te zijn:[/break]
- The Classic UI is here. To experience this new UI go to Edit|Preferences Appearance|Themes, select Classic from the Themes Panel and hit the Switch Themes button.
- Scroll position is now saved in session history.
- Biff a.k.a email notification was implemented this dev cycle. To turn this feature on going to your mail Server preferences (Edit|Mail
News Account Settings in the mozilla mail window) and check the "Check for messages..." item.
- Auto complete and Session History in the address bar are much more functional.
- Searching messages in Mail News has been implemented. You can find it on the Search menu in the mozilla mail window.
- Alpha transparency for win32 arrived (already available on mac and linux).
- Mozilla now has MNG support.
- Tooltips have been implimented in Mozilla.
- Plug-in support has come on line for linux (already available for mac and win32).
- Helper apps are working in Mozilla. You can asociate file types with external applications.
- Mail thread pane scrolling is much faster on all platforms.
- Some server side x-remote support for unix came online since M16.
- Frame handling is much improved (view frame source and correct history/navigation in frames).
- Improved Cookie management
Netscape 6 PR2 has hit the servers. These are accessible from Netcenter, so I suppose they're official.
CAVEAT:On the Windows version (the only version I tested), the files apparently aren't final yet. To get the install to work, click "Cancel" while Smartdownload makes its attempt to start the download process. When it asks you if you want to Cancel your download, click "Yes". The process should start properly.
My verdict, upon initial viewing: Why doesn't the install work without having to do that workaround? Why don't the links on the initial-start-front-page work? Why do I have a Net2Phone link on my personal toolbar even though I didn't install it? And why does Net2Phone start (and then crash) when I click that link??? Why is the default skin not Classic, and instead that goofball Modern skin? Why are all the extra sidebar panels visible in the AIM client? Why is the "Setup" button obscured on the AIM client? Why? Why? Why?
Why am I bothering with this when M18 is already so much better? My wish: that Netscape gets their act together for PR3. This is one of the stupidest rollouts that I've seen (worse than PR1, even). Damnit, guys - the Mozilla product is so much better.
I recommend downloading an M18 build if you're looking for a better indication of where the product is at currently. The PR2 build doesn't do it justice, and I don't see that it has enough useful extras to recommend it.