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.

#33 Re: Why I use Mozilla

by macpeep

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 7:23 AM

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No alpha channel in PNG or position: fixed means nothing for the end user. It means a lot for web site developers that would want to use those features but can't. For the end user, all that matters is a fast and painless web surfing experience where all sites just simply work. IE gives you that now, Mozilla doesn't - yet. *YET* is important. One day, hopefully soon, it will. Right now, it doesn't and saying that Mozilla is on par / has surpassed IE is just not true. On a piece of paper where you count percentages of supported CSS3, yeah, maybe Mozilla is ahead. In the real world where UI responsivenes, speed and general polish is more important, Mozilla doesn't cut it - yet.

This is why I use IE 5.5 as my primary browser but follow the Mozilla project closely. I'm hoping to one day have an open source browser that is world class. Unfortunately Mozilla is not world class yet - no matter how hard you want it to be and how much you try to "shutup" (a direct quote) people who think different than you.