NCSA Mosaic for the Macintosh 1.0.1

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at csc.fi
Thu Nov 25 04:18:55 EST 1993



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>From: kims at ncsa.uiuc.edu (Kim Stephenson)
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>Subject: NCSA Mosaic for the Macintosh 1.0.1
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NCSA is proud to announce the 1.0.1 release of NCSA Mosaic for the
Macintosh.
1.0.1 was released Wednesday, November 24, 1993  at 3:35 pm (central time).

NCSA Mosaic is an application that allows the user to easily access
networked information from all over the world with the click of a button.  
The Internet is the primary source of networked information to the
University and scientific communities.  Services to access this information
are rapidly being created.  A few examples of the services currently
available are Gopher, WAIS, World Wide Web, FTP, Usenet News, Telnet, and
Archie.  NCSA Mosaic is designed to provide transparent, seamless access to
nearly all of these information sources and services.  In addition it gives
the user a mechanism to retrieve and display a wide variety of data types. 
These types include text, images, movies, sound and scientific data.   

NCSA Mosaic for the Macintosh can be download via anonymous ftp from
ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu directory Mac/Mosaic.

The bugs and improvements of 1.0.1 release:  For a complete list of
features check the Macintosh home page.
 

New Features..........
  - Speed. Mosaic is significantly faster now, especially if you have fast
network.
  - Domain names are cashed if you are using MacTCP 2.0+, resulting in
faster downloads
  - "Open URL..." menu item is active even if there are no documents open.
  - HTTP 0.9 loading option. Because of incompatibilities between protocols
       this option has been added. If you are having problems with HTTP 0.9
server,
       switch this option on before loading documents from it. An example
of this is
       http://slacvm.slac.stanford.edu:5080/FIND/spires.
  - Images stored in the cache are loaded automatically, even if "Auto-load
images" 
       option is off.
  - Inline images will be loaded to disk if "Load to disk" option is on.
  - The cache can be flushed from the menu.
  - Images are dithered on machines without color Quickdraw.

Bugs...............
  - Mosaic would not start up unless a printer was chosen.
  - &quot; HTML entity is now recognized.
  - redirected URLs (in HTTP 1.0 protocol) work for all protocols.
  - Memory problems have been fixed. Mosaic will run well in 2 megabytes.
  - Nested numbered lists are now always numbered correctly.
  - Text files are single-spaced.
  - All the files (even the last one) are listed in the FTP directories.


Please send any questions, comments, bugs or suggestions to
mosaic-mac at ncsa.uiuc.edu

NCSA Mosaic for the Mac Development Team.
Aleks Totic, Tom Redman, Kim Stephenson & Mike McCool
University of Illinois
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
152 CAB
605 E. Springfield
Champaign, IL  61820




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