Maybe all it took was my complaining about it here. Because whammo, Netscape 7.0 has been released.

(Release notes, seizure-inducing ad graphic from the download page, FTP site).

Installation went smoothly, it grabbed my Mozilla 1.1 profile, plugins seem functional so far, and now I’m ready to recommend that we get it installed at work. Yes! That should eliminate about half of our Netscape 4 traffic, and along with it the conviction that every page must look exactly the same in all browsers. I still face that, I think largely because people expect all sorts of whiz-bang wizardry from the five-year-old monstrosity on their desktop.