From: k...@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Kim Stephenson)
Subject: NCSA Mosaic for the Macintosh 1.0
Date: 11 Nov 1993 02:15:00 GMT
Organization: National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NCSA is proud to Announce the 1.0 release of NCSA Mosaic for the Macintosh.
1.0 was released Wednesday, November 10, 1993 at 8:00 pm (central time).
NCSA Mosaic is an enabling technology 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. The use of these network facilities
is growing by leaps and bounds. For example, Internet traffic is doubling
every eight to ten months. With more and more people using the Internet
the amount of information available is literally exploding. 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. Without such services highly important
information could easily slip by unnoticed. 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, animations, 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 release: For a complete list of features
check the Macintosh home page.
Loading of binhex files in gopher
Support for HR and ALT HTML tags
Access authorization: test case http://www1.cern.ch/AAtest/Welcome.html
Full HTTP1.0 support, including redirection: test case
Gopher tries to guess image types by file extension now.
QuickTimes is still a problem for some users. It appears to timeout
before receiving the entire file.
Better interrupt support.
All known interrupt hang-ups have been fixed.
Telnet icons for Gopher are in.
CSO gopher searches work, and do not spin forever.
Annotations can be edited/deleted again.
Temporary files are back in System Folder.
Please send any questions, comments, bugs or suggestions to
NCSA Mosaic for the Mac Development Team.
Aleks Totic, Tom Redman, Kim Stephenson & Mike McCool
University of Illinois
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
605 E. Springfield
Champaign, IL 61820