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.
#58 Re: Is that your response to everything...
Tuesday March 27th, 2001 4:52 PM
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> As far as people using NS4.x - I think that was a great snappy product
Personally, I think the opposite. Until the rewrite of Netscape into Mozilla came along, the "snappiest product" Netscape actually had was NS 3.04 ! It had good ergonomics, was lightweight and generally didn't crash too much.
For me, NS 4.X was actually a step backwards from 3.X - it became bloated, rendered nested tables *appallingly slowly* and ergonomically was a dog's dinner (e.g. they dropped the mail composition window, so you either have to use a fully blown Messenger session or, if you have the Nav standalone of 4.X, mailto: does nothing ! And don't get me started on the fact that there's no way to close the view source or view document info windows without using your window manager's kill function !).
Mozilla came along in the nick of time, IMHO. NS 4.X was, to be blunt, an embarrassing product that never properly tracked the W3C standards (HTML 4, CSS etc.) and was extremely crash-prone.
Now if only Mozilla would finally support automatic proxy config URLs via the preferences panel then I might be able to install it on our intranet :-) Oh, and hopefully the Modern Mozillium theme will be re-done after recent XUL changes to Mozilla - it's my fave skin (you have to download it from NS Theme Park page at <http://home.netscape.com/…hemes/index.html?cp=djuc7> and not from the themes.org site) and it doesn't work properly with the latest nightly builds...