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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.


#63 macpeep is missing the point!

by ipotting <iapottinger@netscape.net>

Tuesday March 27th, 2001 10:20 PM

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Of course on MS Windows machines IE5.5 is more stable, more responsive and more polished than moz 0.8.1. I *expect* that from a mature Microsoft program running on a Microsoft OS. Yet it does not escape me that when I click the back button in IE that I am still using a mozilla concept. When I type in the location bar, file a bookmark, download a plug-in, ? , regardless of the browser?s name, I am still, in essence, using mozilla. Year after year it has been mozilla, first under netscape.com and now under mozilla.org, that has brought most substantial innovations to web browsing. Yes, Microsoft has done a fantastic job of stabilizing, optimizing, and polishing each of their successive implementation of mozilla but I never felt that sense of anticipation for an upcoming release of IE that I feel for each new version on moz. A peek at IE6 shows little will change ? mozilla innovates and IE imitates.

I download IE to stabilize my windows machine. I download mozilla because I?m excited about the potential of the web. I only wish that Microsoft would stop reinventing the wheel and bring their expertise on the windows platform to the mozilla project. For that matter, I wish more of the developers of *all* the popular OS?s would do the same.