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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.


#45 Re: Re: Why the debugging crap?

by damian <daemonc@netscape.net>

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 12:42 PM

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I beg to differ. There is a compiler flag that can be set which not only leaves out the debug and QA menus but also the compiled in debugging functions, of which there are a great many. I know this is true, at least for Linux, because I use the Linux builds which do not have the debugging stuff. When using debugging builds on Linux you can see a lot more text dumped to the terminal, these are the debugging functions, which add a sizable amount of bloat.

Perhaps I'm completely off here, and the Windows build process is completely different, but I tell you debugging can be turned off at compile time, I have seen it.