Mozilla 0.8.1 Released!

Monday March 26th, 2001 today shipped Mozilla 0.8.1. Builds are available on the ftp server and release notes are also available.

Mozilla 0.8.1 continues on the road to 1.0, and is one of the last milestones prior to it. The next planned milestone will be 0.9, and will branch on or around April 20. Following that will either be a 0.9.1 release or a 1.0 branch on the 20th of May. More info on the milestone plan is available on the roadmap page.

Mozilla 0.8.1's new features include an updated Chatzilla, a much improved Javascript console, improved theme switching and support for theme uninstalling, new history viewer ala mozClassic, improved mail filtering, and numerous other bug fixes. 0.8.1 does not include the new Outliner Mail Window, the new disk cache, or imglib2.

#12 What I'm using... And a hint to Netscape

by SailorV

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 12:54 AM

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Win98 plain.

IE crashes often enough, and even though each window's in a separate process it takes my desktop with it every time.

I successfully used Moz0.8.1 for banking on my bank's SSL site.

BTW, yes it's still got some serious bugs and still a long way to go. But it's still complete enough at this point to at least DEMONSTRATE more than just the potential to lap IE. Yes, it isn't NEAR ready enough to seriously compete with IE, but this milestone release is showing that it most certainly will be by 1.0.

My enthusiasm does have a dash of realism. Now the REAL reality check is whether Netscape dooms the 1.0 release by calling it "Netscape version 6.anything". The name "Netscape 6" has just been destroyed by their unstable fork.

That's where I'm still crossing my fingers.