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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.


#107 Re: Whoa!

by dipa

Thursday May 10th, 2001 4:31 AM

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> Everyone try that new nightly out there.

I also insist on trunk builds. But since previous week, I am worried about two major issues they have not been fixed yet : a) context menus (right mouse click) work only for the first time, b) windows steal focus from each other.

> I'd still like to see the startup speed for the menu selection and window pop-ups improved a bit.

I would prefer them to focus on stability and essential features first. The performance bugs you refered to are already filed, so they will fix them in future.