Mosaic for Microsoft Windows v2.0.0Beta4

NCSA Mosaic for Windows (
Thu, 6 Apr 1995 14:13:29 +0500

Mosaic(TM) for Microsoft Windows Version 2.0 Beta 4 is available on
NCSA's ftp server, NCSA Mosaic is a network
navigational tool that will allow you to access networked information
with the click of a mouse button. Mosaic is capable of accessing data
via protocols such as HTTP, Gopher, FTP and NNTP. Mosaic can access
other data services such as Archie, WAIS, and Veronica through gateways
servers. NCSA Mosaic was designed to provide its user transparent
access to these information sources and services. NCSA Mosaic software
is copyrighted by The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
(UI), and ownership remains with the UI. The UI grants you a license to
use the Software for academic, research and internal business purposes
only, without a fee.

We will be using the following naming schemes for this release:

With a Setup Program for Windows 3.1, WfW 3.11, Win NT (ix86)

mos20b4.exe Win3.x, WWG & NT (x86 processor)

Without a Setup Program:

axp.mosaic.2.0.0b4.exe NT for the DEC aXP
mips.mosaic.2.0.0b4.exe NT for the MipsPC

Features, Enhancements, and Bug fixes
Features and Enhancements:
- Global History
- Cache Management Improvements
- New HTML 3.0 Tag Attributes
- URL list box
- New CCI function
- Improvements in memory allocation

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed many bugs that were reported from B3, especially the crashes
- Mosaic no longer hangs when a CCI app initi
- No more double cursors over the spinning globe
- Drag & Drop local files from the file manager works correctly.
- Stand alone mode inline images display properly.
- Cache Manager "Fast Image Caching" works with "Check Modification Date
>From Server".
- Various News bugs were addressed.
- multiple redirection URLs are properly handled.

See the relnotes.htm file that is bundled with Mosaic for details about
the enhancements.

NCSA Mosaic for Windows is available from our anonymous ftp server,, in the /Mosaic/Windows directory. You can also get
to release information from our home page.


The NCSA Software Development Group



Win32s Update Information

Windows NT users and Win95 beta-testers
Windows NT and Win95 are 32-bit operating systems with Win32s and OLE
support built into the operating system. Users of Windows NT and Win95
should NOT install Win32s on their systems.

Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups Users
You have a 16-bit operating system and you'll need to install
Microsoft's Win32s software. This software will allow you to run 32-bit
applications in Windows 3.1 or WfW 3.11. Since Mosaic is also an OLE
compatible application, Mosaic users must use Win32s with the OLE. The
latest version of Win32s is available at NCSA's ftp site,, in the /Mosaic/Windows directory. The file
w32sOLE.exe is a self-extracting executable. After you download the
file, put it in a temporary directory (c:\install), type w32sOLE, and
all associated files will decompress.

The latest version of Win32s version 1.25. It was released by Micorsoft
to address the National Language Support problem and the compobj.dll
problem some Windows users were experiencing with version 1.20. We
recommend you upgrade to this latest version if you prefer to use a
language other than English(American) in your Windows environment, OR if
you experiencing problems with the compobj.dll library while using
Microsoft Office, Excel or Word. In general, if you are NOT experiencing
problems with Win32s v1.20, upgrading to Win32s v1.25 is not required.

Win32s must be installed BEFORE you install attempt to install Mosaic.