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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.


#54 Re: My little wish list

by bzbarsky

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 1:27 PM

You are replying to this message

1. You've responded to this yourself

2. The text fields are only different sizes if you're using a variable-width font. The issue is very simple -- if you have a <input size="10"> and you type 10 'W's in it in IE, you will only see about 6 of the 'W's. In Mozilla you'll see 10. Since there is no "correct" way to size input boxes with variable-width font, we picked one that works. rods has been working on figuring out the crazy way IE determines the sizing so we can emulate it if we wish, but he has had little success so far. (See <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44467> and <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43847>)

As for your comments on Steve Gibson's site I seem to recall the bug you filed on that. The JS he uses for that cool effect is using IE-only DOM. If he just used the W3C DOM it would work in both Mozilla and IE.