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.

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

by castrojo <>

Thursday March 29th, 2001 9:33 AM

You are replying to this message

"Also notice that the slope of outstanding bug reports is increasing rather than decreasing. "

I realize what you're trying to say, but have you ever sat there and gone over all those "NEW" bugs. A good percentage are "delete your mozreg" or "try a new build" then they're invalidated. How many of those bugs in that graph are "Mozilla should make my coffee" kind of requests? We've all seen them. While giving any joe-schmoe the ability to report a bug is great, there is no guarantee that the reported bug is actually a bug until it gets assigned,verified etc. etc.

What would be interesting to see would be a table that tracked the ratio of REAL bugs fixed to REAL bugs reported. But then what defines a real bug from a trivial bug? Is a bug I consider trivial important to someone? We can all sit there and scrub bugzilla for stats, but most of the reports are subjective, so you can't bring those numbers into the game.

Bottom line is that it keeps getting better with every milestone. /me now encourages everyone to get back to work and help out. :)