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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.


#61 Re: Many people use milestone releases only

by vondo

Tuesday May 8th, 2001 8:00 PM

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I tend to use a milestone release for a few weeks, then grab a nightly for the few weeks before the next milestone.

I've using mozilla as my primary browser since M18. My primary motivation is having the features that come with mozilla over 4.7x and having a stable (as possible) application, not testing every single day to see what's wrong.

Don't get me wrong, I file a few bugs a week too for things that are broken, but testing isn't my primary motivation.

For me, not being on the bleeding edge has serious benefits.