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Mozilla 0.8.1 Released!

Monday March 26th, 2001

mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org 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.


#43 Mozilla IS world class.

by Sparkster

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 10:38 AM

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Just try to look beyond your borders. Mozilla is not only great, it's also free (well, sort of). Just try K-Meleon. It's not good enough? Oh well, try Galeon. You don't own a freenix System? I feel sorry for you. IE is not even close to an alternative, if you do NOT own a Windows System. And I won't PAY for that, just to use IE. Never. I have Galeon, the freaking best Browser GUI I ever used and it's sitting on top of the most complete renderengine (gecko of course). Yes there are faster ones (Opera) and yes, there are small bugs. But that's why it is called 0.8 and not 8.0. And yes, I recently installed a Windows system again (Win2k) and I tried IE. It sucked big time. I didn't like the feel, I didn't like the look. Yes, I'm biased. And so are you. Not everybody is happy with the IE GUI. I tried Mozilla on Windows and it was great. I didn't notice any GUI difference to native Windows programs and that's outstanding (cause it is a plattform independent GUI. Can you imagine how easy it would have been to make a native win32 GUI?). Yes, startup time is slower than IE, but we all know the reasons. Explorer _is_ Windows. Some people like to have a choice. Even if it's not _that_ integrated into the system. And besides of all those facts, Mozilla is not only a browser, it's much more. And it's doing great. And it really doesn't matter if it is better than IE or not. It is DIFFERENT. And for a lot of people Mozilla is already the better CHOICE. You should accept that. If it is not the better choice for YOU, than you have to continue your Mozilla support, until it does. Demoralizing (I don't think, that this word exists ;)) it's fans, is not a good way to support a project.