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.

#6 Re: Downloading it right now...

by macpeep

Monday March 26th, 2001 11:37 PM

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Hhahaha, that was ridiculous. Thanks for the laugh man. Of COURSE 0.8.1 doesn't kick IE6's ass! It doesn't even kick IE4's ass, or even Netscape Communicator 4.0's ass. When Mozilla reaches 1.0 and all the thousand small bugs that makes it look and feel like a toy are fixed, then maybe it will be on par with IE5.5 or IE6. At 0.8.1, you've got to be dreaming or then you're SERIOUSLY kidding yourself. Or maybe you have never used IE5.5? It's stable, VERY fast but most of all, which Mozilla is not, it's POLISHED. What I mean is that buttons aren't mis-aligned, SSL isn't 50 times slower than normal HTTP, bookmarks actually work, there aren't extra emtpy statusbars in address books that someone just forgot there, there aren't 10 different kinds of tree widgets that all look and work differently etc. Wake up man! Mozilla has potential and may some day be a good browser. Right now, it's *NOT* and most *DEFINITELY* is not kicking IE6's ass!