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Netscape 2.0b6a Available

by Geoff Duncan

Netscape 2.0b6a Available -- Netscape released beta 6 and then beta 6a of Netscape Navigator last week, including fixes for a b-tree corruption problem and performance improvements for JavaScript and plug-ins. The archive is about 2.5 MB, and the beta expires 01-Mar-96; see the release notes for additional information.

ftp://ftp.netscape.com/2.0beta6/mac/ Netscape2.0b6aInstall.sit.hqx
http://home.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/ relnotes/mac-2.0b6.html

Once again, Java support is not included in this release and Netscape's Marc Andreessen has been quoted as saying Java support may not be included in the final 2.0 release for Macintosh.

http://www.hotwired.com/staff/userland/ itstwueitstwue_476.html

Netscape has made changes to its installer with this release so the installer attempts to connect to a setup page after installation. If you have more than one version of Netscape on your computer, the installer may launch the wrong one, possibly corrupting preference files or causing other potentially serious problems. I recommend connecting to these pages manually after installation is complete. [GD]