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Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 Out

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.4 is now available for download. Read the Mozilla 1.4 RC 2 Release Notes for more information and get a build from the mozilla.org Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.4rc2 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.


#17 Re: hope a workaround could be found ...

by GAThrawn

Thursday June 19th, 2003 4:46 AM

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If you've ever installed a random RPM package or something similar off the web you'd have noticed that any piece of linux software that's even slightly complicated has massive dependencies on various versions of various libraries. The Linkux world is in on way immune to Windows' DLL hell, it just calls them libraries instead and stores them slightly more sensibly.

Any competent package management program will normally try to hide this from you and sort it out for you, but even so it can still be a bit of mess.

If you're downloading a binary from Mozilla.org it is bound to have some dependencies on various versions of bits of software, it just so happens that until now most people's systems have been up to date enough that they barely notice.