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Mozilla patches its Internet suite
PC Pro ^ | Friday 22nd July 2005 | Simon Aughton

Posted on 07/22/2005 10:05:35 AM PDT by holymoly

Mozilla has rolled out a security update for its eponymous Internet software suite.

Details of the changes in Mozilla 1.7.10 have yet to be given in the release notes, although it is worth noting that this release is the successor to 1.7.9 and not to be confused with 1.7.1. The updated version can be downloaded from

The update follows the pattern for the full Mozilla suite, of maintenance and security updates but no further application development. Instead the Mozilla Organisation is concentrating resources on standalone Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client as well as several other projects.

Firefox 1.1 had been scheduled for this month, but that deadline has been described as increasingly unrealistic. Instead, in a revised roadmap, lead engineer Ben Goodger has dropped 1.1 entirely and set a September target for Firefox 1.5. The renaming, while ostensibly cosmetic, may reflect the importance that Mozilla is placing on its new features, not least a facility for downloading ands installing updates within the application and a much improved extensions architecture.

A beta version is expected in August.

TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla; seamonkey; suite; thunderbird
I know the question on everyones' lips is "What the hell's 'eponymous'?"

Main Entry: ep·onym
Pronunciation: 'e-p&-"nim
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek epOnymos, from epOnymos eponymous, from epi- + onyma name -- more at NAME
1 : one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
2 : a name (as of a drug or a disease) based on or derived from an eponym
- ep·onym·ic /"e-p&-'ni-mik/ adjective

And now you know. ;)

1 posted on 07/22/2005 10:05:37 AM PDT by holymoly
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To: holymoly

It just goes to show once something, ANYTHING, becomes even moderately popular, the hackers will go after it.

2 posted on 07/22/2005 10:16:16 AM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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