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Netscape 6.2.2 released

Netscape 6.2.2 released

Netscape completely unexpectedly made version 6.2.2 of its browser based on the Mozilla browser available for download by the developer team of the same name. However, the current Mozilla beta was not used as a basis, but version 0.9.4.1 is still being built.

Netscape 6.2.1 was already used, so there is not too much hope should make numerous innovations. Since Netscape does not offer detailed changelogs, we can only rely on the information that is circulating in various newsgroups. Accordingly, the new version is a pure patch for a 'small security hole'. The fact that this apparently could not have been so insignificant shows that a new browser version is therefore available for download. Otherwise the release does not bring any changes.

This is also confirmed by our quick test, because Netscape 6.2.2 continues to present itself to the web servers as a browser based on the Gecko engine 0.9.4.1. The additionally appended 1 simply says that Gecko 0.9.4 has been minimally adapted by Netscape, as in previous versions. The fact that the build date is specified as 03/14/2002 is only due to the fact that the package had to be recompiled after the security hole had been fixed. Mozilla 0.99 is definitely not the basis!

We expect the next Netscape version, rumored to be Netscape 6.5, a few days after the release of Mozilla 1.0, i.e. sometime in April. Since AOL, as Netscape's parent company, is also very interested in a fully developed Mozilla final due to the planned integration of the browser into its own access software, a further delay cannot be ruled out at the moment. The last two Mozilla versions alone are known to have been delayed by almost 2 weeks each.

Currently only theEnglish version is available for download and the Netscape server still seems to be fully conscious, we have not put Netscape 6.2.2 on our server for the time being.

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