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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.


#77 Re: Mozilla IS world class.

by aengblom <aengblom@gwu.edu>

Wednesday March 28th, 2001 2:07 PM

You are replying to this message

"I feel sorry for you. IE is not even close to an alternative, if you do NOT own a Windows System."

You forget the Macintosh. You know that other OS. IE5 works great on MACS.

"Yes, startup time is slower than IE, but we all know the reasons. Explorer _is_ Windows. "

Oh right. Check out your startup times on Macs. Guess what IE 5 loads up fast, runs smooth and renders pretty well. Can Moz beat it on some features? Sure? But fast, well rendered browsing? Nope.

Demoralizing (I don't think, that this word exists ;)) it's fans, is not a good way to support a project.

Eh, but sometimes Fans need a healthy dose of reality. Everyone who's reading this would love Moz to succeed, to become a light, fast, well featured, standard complaint browser. Sure it hurts a bit to hear IE 5 is better at most aspects, but so is life. Just say you're working on it. Here's an alternative and release it when it's ready. WHat most of us worry about is that Moz should have been a fantastical leap in front of IE 6.0. Rewriting from scratch is hard, sure, but with all the knowledge of how people write HTML, and how the web is used it should have had an advantage (but possibly still working on stability). It's not there. What I constantly see at Mozillazine is talk from developers addressing developer related problems. As a user ALL i want is a light browser that loads itself and a page fast. It should do all the basics (Mail, Browse, Print Preview) and HTML. It should also instantly move forward and back. This was IE 5's best feature. Sure it's easy to SAY, but when people address these issues they are often met with resistance. You ask me to contribute, well I've contributed a bug or two, but more than that isn't going to happen. I'm simply not qualified and don't have the time between school, work, and life.