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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.


#15 Re: Quick question

by fab

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 12:11 AM

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I'm not sure why it was put in the summary of this article that there was a new bookmarks manager, because it has been there since 0.8. Also there are serious bugs in it that we are trying to fix as fast as we can but it seems the bookmarks manager has been very affected by the XUL syntax changes and other stuff that really broke it badly. In the nightlies it should be a little better as I fixed the most outstanding bugs in it yesterday, and Ben Goodger is working on a big revamp of it, for next week. Fabian.