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.

#73 Re: rendering problems?

by Brendon <>

Wednesday May 9th, 2001 6:14 AM

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>someone complained to me recently about still seeing those annoying black horizontal lines across images when using 0.9

I've once seen images being drawn with black horizontal lines at first, then when the page was loaded (and presumably the entire image) the black lines were filled in. 'fraid i can't reproduce this, i've seen it once on one page.. but i cant remember the url :/

animated gifs: no clue, no problems as of yet (even though there seems to be quite a few judging from other peoples comments..)

jpgs: sometimes corrupted when first displayed, i believe this is/was a known problem. have yet to see it occur with 0.9