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Mozilla 0.9.1 Released

Thursday June 7th, 2001

mozilla.org released milestone 0.9.1 today, which continues to move Mozilla towards the 1.0 release. New features include Bi-directional text support, LDAP Autocomplete in mail, new combined taskbar, an overhaul of the Modern skin with all new colors and buttons, and a slew of performance and stability fixes, with over 30 of the topcrash bugs fixed.

Builds can be found on mozilla.org's Releases Page for Linux, Windows, and Macintosh.

Milestone 0.9.2 will be a special stability milestone, which will only have two weeks of 'open' checkins before ramping down for another release. The mozilla.org drivers will control the checkins during the two weeks, so the tree will have some time to recover from the large landings over the last few months. This will also give vendors a good point to use for their releases.


#107 0.9.1 is the best milestone ever. Period.

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Saturday June 9th, 2001 7:05 AM

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0.9.1 is truly amazing. Pages seem to render faster, but the greatest performance improvement is in image rendering. It seems like the time invested in writing libpr0n was really worth it! Cached pages appear much faster, but strangely, Mozilla doesn't seem to cache images as much as it should.

At first I was a little unsure about the new Modern theme (it seemed much brighter than in the screenshots I've seen) but I've got used to it now and it's a joy to use. It's up there in my Top Three Most Beautiful User Interfaces of all time (along with Windows XP's Luna and Mac OS X's Aqua).

The new autocomplete is nice, if a little slow, but it should fill in the best match like it used to. <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78268>

There's a couple of irratating bugs with textareas and paragraph highlighting, but overall this milestone represents a huge improvement. Onwards to 1.0!

Alex