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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.


#51 Good stuff!

by starky <collin.starkweather@colorado.edu>

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 3:44 PM

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There are so many improvements, particularly with regards to performance, with this release, following close on the heels of the last 0.8.x release, that I hardly know where to start with the praise.

There has obviously been alot of hard work by the Mozilla team.

As a long-time Netscape user, since the days when I was a Windows through my conversion to the joys of Linux, I have seen the Mozilla project come an incredibly long way.

This release has given me alot of confidence in the Mozilla project, and I\'m eagerly awaiting a fast, stable 1.0 release. Now I just need to get off my butt and start contributing :-)