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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.


#78 The Problem here.

by aengblom <aengblom@gwu.edu>

Wednesday March 28th, 2001 2:21 PM

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The problem here is that I and Macpeep probably see Mozillazine as a representative of Mozilla. Sure if you\'re Mozilla USER and that\'s IT, well say what you like about Mozilla and what you don\'t. The problem is that I feel when I write \"Mozilla still has these problems\" I get refuted by developers. If I we\'re to write to Microsoft, I wouldn\'t get a letter back explaining how I was WRONG. I would likely get a letter saying thank you for you opinions. Why do many get so angry when IE5.5 is declared worse than Moz? It\'s because we don\'t think so and if the Moz biggest fans and developers DON\'T acknowledge MY problems with the browser, *I* will never see the Moz *I* want. Sure it\'s open source, I could go get myself into some programming courses, start programming and examining the code, but I don\'t want to develop code. I just want this browser. Saying Moz is better than IE seems ludicrous to me (you can disagree) but listen to my critiques. The only reason someone who critiques should be told to shut up is if I write.

\"MOZ SUCKZ IE 5.5 RULZ!!!!\"

Neither does.

At the end of this let me just mention something else. A ways back (around the Netscape 6 release) I stopped reading Mozillazine. I had checked it 2-3 days a week, now it\'s more 1 time a month. Why? Because the community\'s problems with moz were never listed. Mozillazine began to strive towards a place only for fans. Critiques from Netscape 6.0 articles were banished. Even now, as IE 6 is released, nothing announces it. Nobody says hey take a look at IE 6.0, check it out. What are they up to. What\'s improved. Do they have any good ideas. How\'s it render ETC. It\'s just dumb. Now MZine doesn\'t contribute to the project as I\'m sure it once did. The reason, people who aren\'t fans--who haven\'t gotten the browser they want have been told YOU ARE NOT WELCOME. It sucks and it\'s NOT how you build a better browser.