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.

#95 Re: Why I say that Mozilla isn't kicking IE's ass

by strauss

Thursday March 29th, 2001 9:10 AM

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There's a lot of denial going on. All indications are the Mozilla is a horribly buggy browser and that it is getting more buggy rather than less. The anecdotal evidence you cite is fairly convergent, but have you seen the defect curve from bugzilla? It provides more quantitative data:


Note that the number of bugs is not going down; it is going up. Also notice that the slope of outstanding bug reports is increasing rather than decreasing. That's bad news no matter how you cut it, and excuses like "we don't get to see IE's bug reports" just don't speak to the basic facts of the case.