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.

#71 Essential things missing/broken ...

by johann_p

Wednesday May 9th, 2001 5:14 AM

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A lot of work is being put into Mozilla, but it seems people sometimes concentrate on the wrong issues.

I wonder why these things are still missing or broken: 1) no "quote original message" function; 2) no bounce/redirect; 3) no disabling of HTML mail content 4) no protection against multiple instances on LINUX 5) LINUX: wrong handling of modal dialogs, no minimization of some other dialogs. 6) the old back button bug.

Of course its not for me to decide on importance, but am I really wrong in thinking that these things are higher priority than, say, having a nice hierachical history list, or another way to list attachments?

Of course this is just yet another opinion on "whats" important for Mozilla ... what is actually the best place to discuss this question?

All this of course, 'cause I cant wait to just use Mozilla everytime, everywhere! :)