"Version 4.61 [en]-010615"
IBM (old)) (from
("about:bldlevel" reports 29-Jun-01)
The "normal" distribution channel, IBM Software Choice Catalog, now (finally) distributes the Jun-01 version, so no more login hassle, and no more having SWC offer an older version! Oh, and it's been renamed again, back to "COMM461.EXE".
"Version 4.61 [en]-000818" (XR_0461.exe or OS2EN46S.exe)
"Version 4.61 [en]-000229" ( COMM461.exe)
After installation, you can check the internal revision date of Communicator by typing "about:" in the "Location" (URL) field, or use the menu and choose Help->"About Communicator". Exception: If you have Stardock's Object Desktop installed, I've seen on one system that Communicator's title bar will only show "Netscape" and nothing else. In this case, use "about:bldlevel" to determine the internal revision.
Other old versions (2.02 & 4.04) are here in case anybody wants them.
(Re)installing Communicator will reset the properties of your existing Navigator startup object, particularly the "Path and file name" and "Parameters" field, which will be reset to "-l en_US". This can be disconcerting if you had custom parameters set up, or (as I do) use the Navigator object to run a .cmd file.
Here is a test suite for testing PNG support for your browser/image viewer/whatever:
This page will rather thoroughly test PNG support.
Using this patched exe now gets me in to my bank, but reports on first starting Netscape that "No valid encryption policy file was found for this English language version of Communicator. All encryption and decryption will be disabled."
This patched version connects to my American Express account, my bank, and MCIWorldcom online account manager. I have looked at the site certificates on the security pages for each and can see no problems. AMEX and MCI were accessible before and show the same security info either way.
[Later in the thread, he says:]
I tried several [encryption] test sites and all reported good encryption.
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