NCSA Mosaic for X 1.1 available. (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 93 22:18:46 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: NCSA Mosaic for X 1.1 available.
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Version 1.1 of NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System, a networked
information systems and World Wide Web browser, is now available:


NCSA Mosaic provides a consistent and easy-to-use hypermedia-based
interface into a wide variety of networked information sources,
including Gopher, WAIS, World Wide Web, NNTP/Usenet news, Techinfo,
FTP, local filesystems, Archie, finger, Hyper-G, HyTelnet, TeXinfo,
telnet, tn3270, and more.

This release of NCSA Mosaic is known to compile on the following

  SGI (IRIX 4.0.2) 
  IBM (AIX 3.2)
  Sun 4 (SunOS 4.1.2 with stock X11R4 and Motif 1.1).
  DECstation 5000-200 (Ultrix).
  DEC Alpha (OSF/1).

Rumor has it that Mosaic will compile on systems like:

  Hewlett Packard HP/UX 7.x, 8.x, 9.x.
  Dell SVR4
  Sun Solaris 2.x
  SCO Open Desktop
  Harris Nighthawk

Documentation is available online.

Changes since 1.0 include:

 o Hotkeys in document view windows.  
 o Color leaks and glitches in inlined image support fixed.  
 o Support for TMPDIR environment variable, as well as resource 
   tmpDirectory and command-line flag -tmpdir, for specifying
   location of tmp directory for transient data files.  
 o Added GUI-supported modification of hotlist entry titles.  
 o Added ISMAP tag support to IMG tag (courtesy Tony Sanders).  
 o CSO phonebook support (courtesy Lou Montulli).  
 o Added printing/saving straight to PostScript (courtesy Ameet A.  Raval).
   No support for images yet, though.  
 o Fixed typo in Motif 1.2 support in HTML widget.  
 o Fixed typo (nothing was broken, just caused it to be a little slow
   sometimes) in document page handling.  
 o Two spaces between sentences in pretty selections now.  
 o SGML comments are now ignored.  
 o Updated copyright notice.  
 o Documentation hyperlinks point straight to new NCSA server.  
 o Mosaic can now be remotely controlled via signals by a parent process;
   e.g., to allow use as a browser for context-sensitive help from another
   application.  More information coming...  
 o Default rgbViewerCommand is now 'xv' on non-SGI platforms, since xv
   3.0 now handles SGI RGB files.  
 o New WAIS interface document, pointing to NCSA gateway.  
 o URL of document is now sent in 'Mail To...' messages.  
 o <cite> now supported.  
 o <blockquote> now supported.  
 o <var> now uses italics.  
 o Fixed rare parsing/layout coredumps.  
 o Fixed rare pretty selection coredumps.  
 o Fixed stupid memory and file-handling glitches; made hotlist and other
   config file-handling much more robust.  
 o Properly handle (nuke) newlines in titles and URL's now.  
 o Fixed rare stupid coredumps in Motif lists.  
 o No more coredump when saving/printing/mailing empty file.  
 o Mosaic now has no default geometry resource value.  Initial window
   placement and toplevel dialog placement will be entirely according to
   your window manager's settings.  
 o Added resource percentVerticalSpace to allow customization of the space
   between paragraphs, between headers and paragraphs, etc.  in the HTML
 o Fixed coredump when starting Mosaic with home page a directory with
   no slashes in the specification.  
 o Added recognition of '.gz' for gzip'd files, as per GNU change.  
 o Fixed glitch with X bitmaps served by Gopher servers as inlined images.  
 o Added editres support.  
 o Added Motif 1.2 tearoff menu support.  
 o Better DEC Alpha OSF/1 support.  
 o Better Dell SVR4 support.  
 o A few more source cleanups for NeXT support.  
 o Reorganized Documents menu and added new options to Help menu.  
 o Added support for group annotation server (not yet available).  
 o Cleaned up src/Makefile (some).  
 o Suffixes .dump and .saveme are now recognized and trigger binary
   file dump to local disk.  
 o Busy cursor now shows up more often, like it should.  
 o HDF files are now recognized and passed to Collage via Collage's -load
   option, which isn't yet in a released version.  
 o Miscellaneous bug fixes and cleanups.  

Comments, questions, and bug reports should be sent to  Thanks in advance for any feedback you can

Marc & Eric

Marc Andreessen & Eric Bina
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications,