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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.


#56 Is that your response to everything...

by rgelb <nospam@nospam.com>

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 2:29 PM

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Troll? Is that how you handle a problem - cover your eyes and call people trolls? First of all there can be an objective comparison between browsers (startup speed, rendering speed, rendering quality, crash rate, etc...). Unfortunately, at the moment Moz doesn't stand up to IE 5.x or even IE6 beta. As far as people using NS4.x - I think that was a great snappy product - usability was top notch, unfortunately it didn't keep up with the times. Obviously, for some people the functionality in NS4 is enough. That is why they keep using this great product. Mozilla right now is too rough around the edges. Fixing a handful of really annoying bugs would make the product so much better.

I use Moz everyday for webmail (it fills username & password for me automatically thus saving typing), so I know what I am talking about.

As far as helping with Moz, I am not too good with C++. However, I did write a Moz preloader.