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.

#93 CVS is useful

by dipa

Wednesday May 9th, 2001 3:20 PM

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I mean "New Checkins" link in <>, every day. If I see a new feature / bug fix that I like to test, then I download the build. I enjoy this procedure but I do also understand this task might not interest all of possible Mozilla users.

But I never lost any critical information. By backing bookmarks there's no risk using a nightly, at least for the browser. Honestly. And I always keep a working build aside so I can revert to it if the latest build is unusable.