Mozilla 0.9 Released!

Monday May 7th, 2001 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'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.

#46 Re: Good release, but ...

by archen

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 1:13 PM

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Yeah, I'd have to say I agree. It's probably not as important as it once was that Moz 1.0 get out the door. See how much Mozilla gets flamed on slashdot and you realize most people wont start out using it right away no matter what.

I'm not so sure I'm worried about feature creep so much anymore. I was just impressed by one thing popping up on the mouse menu "Show just this frame". I've always been against new featurs, but just small things like this (which I use a LOT) sort of convinced me otherwise. Then again there's the "block image from loading" feature. I still have no idea what the hell that's for.

Still I think focus needs to be on getting the features that are there to work.