[R] Mozilla redux

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Wed Nov 27 15:06:44 CET 2002

As an FYI to folks, I thought that I would just mention that Mozilla
V1.2 went to release yesterday. It may be prudent for folks using
Mozilla as their default browser to upgrade to this new version for
any of a number of reasons. The downloads of 1.2 are available here:


The release notes for Mozilla 1.2 still suggest potential issues
relative to Java and these are located here:


and here:


Given the issues noted here of late, it would be my recommendation to
install Mozilla and then install/upgrade the appropriate version of
Java for your platform.  The notes above suggest possible fixes under
Windows/Linux/Unix if Java is not working for you, which have been
discussed here. Java V1.4.1 downloads are available for most platforms


The install instructions on the Mozilla site for 1.2 on Mac platforms
suggest that Mozilla will use the version of Java already installed as
was mentioned here this week, but that for OS versions 8.5 to 8.6 you
may need to upgrade the Java runtime package. Links are provided in
the Mac install section of the release notes.

For those using Xft enabled Linux versions (like me), 1.2 supports
Xft, but it is not enabled in the binaries by default. Thus you would
have to compile your own from source using the "--enable-xft" option
or for RH 8.0 use the nightly V1.3a RPMS here:


The current roadmap for Mozilla 1.3 suggests a February 2003 release
target. Perhaps they'll get the Java plug-in issue resolved by
then....  :-)

I thought that I would pass this information on since Mozilla use has
been a notable issue when using the search facilities in R.

Best regards,

Marc Schwartz

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