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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.


#53 Re: Many people use milestone releases only

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 4:32 PM

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Maybe people don't know which day to get a build since they don't know which one might be the unstable one?

That is a perfectly valid reason why people might prefer a milestone over a nightly, but I'm already enjoying a few things in the nightlies that isn't in 0.9 :)

Alex <http://www.gerbilbox.com/newzilla/>