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Mozilla 0.9 Released!

Monday May 7th, 2001

mozilla.org today released milestone 0.9, which moves us a big step closer to a 1.0 release. The 0.9 release contains some of the largest changes in quite some time, with rewrites of the imglib, memory and disk cache, message view in mail, bookmark manager, Personal Security Manager 2 (PSM2), and the help viewer. Many of these rewrites have helped greatly enhance Mozilla's performance since 0.8.1, with the Mail front end rewrite and PSM2 being two of the largest improvements. For those of you who use Java, the JVM is now loaded on first use, rather than when you first start up, leading to much quicker startup.

Builds are currently available for Linux, Windows and Mac, on mozilla.org's download page. Expect other platforms to show up by the end of the week.

The next planned milestone is 0.9.1, for which the tree will close on May 23, and will be released a week or so following that date. Any milestone from this point forward has the possibility of becoming 1.0, and everyone is working hard to get the bug count down to make that happen.


#103 Last but not least...

by afranke

Wednesday May 9th, 2001 6:35 PM

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Wrt. 5), you need to be more precise. There are a lot of bugs in bugzilla about modal dialogs.

I just realize that you are the reporter of your 1st issue, and that you were cc'ed on the original "Saving File window not minimizable". When talking about bugs where you _know_ the numbers, you should always mention them, to save other people some work.

As for the best place to discuss what's "important for Mozilla": The best thing to do is submit a patch that fixes (one of) them. If you can't do that, you can still lobby for your bugs, but you should try to not annoy the developers. Nominate your favorite bugs for an appropriate milestone, vote for them, try to add the nsCatFood keyword, add a comment why you think that it's really more important than the current milestone/priority setting indicates. If all fails, try to convince someone else to jump in and help out with a fix, e.g. on an appropriate newsgroup, see <http://www.mozilla.org/community.html>