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Full Article Attached Upcoming Mozilla Tree Plans

Friday June 1st, 2001

Chris Blizzard, a member of the mozilla.org Drivers, has posted an update on what will be happening for the next milestone (0.9.2). Basically, checkins will require Driver approval, along with the normal review and super-review. The milestone will only be two weeks long, and will give the tree a chance to breathe a bit, following a long string of large rewrites. To read the entire message, click the full article link.

Along these same lines, the current milestone, 0.9.1, was branched yesterday, and looks to be quite good. Expect nightly builds of the branch to start today or tomorrow, leading up to the final builds.


#66 Re: Re: Re: Re: Netscape 7.0

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday June 3rd, 2001 10:48 AM

You are replying to this message

"...if version numbers were to reflect quality and features, Netscape 6 should have been called 3.5."

I can see where some areas of 6.0 were sorely lacking in quality but I think that as far as features go, the browser was definitely not a 3.x version. The browser supported css1 and 2, dom 1, javascript 1.5, and other web standards better than any other browser. It had new and innovative features like image blocking, cookie management and site by site javascript controls (blocking popups and other js abuses). It had a useful and convienient sherlock based search system that allowed users more ease and freedom than any competing browsers. It It had feature parity with 4 and 5.x browsers in areas like auto form fill, URL autocomplete, and sidebar (not sure if you want to call this new of parity with IE).

I know there are other areas where the features were not there or not on par with 4.x and 5.x browsers like bookmark managemebt, full-screen mode, and others (I'm sure you'll be glad to enumerate the 1000 or so other feature shortcomings that keep you from using Mozilla). But if you look at the browser and compare it to other browsers I don't think that it makes sense to call it a 3.x class application based on feature set.

--Asa