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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.


#118 Re: So basically...

by strauss

Saturday June 9th, 2001 3:11 PM

You are replying to this message

The usual response here to any concerns is personal attack. Your message is an example. That is why I am not forthcoming about my identity, which would be revealed by the bug reports you asked for. If you don't approve, then the best way to address your concern is to stop making personal attacks.

Being a programmer as well, I have created a number of cross-platform applications and UI modules comparable to Mozilla. I also know how hard it is to get things right. I also know that many programmers don't bother to get things right, especially when it comes to screen appearance. It seems to me from what I have been seeing of Mozilla that Mozilla programmers seem to be in that camp of "ah, fuggid, it's close enough."

Finally, I also know that with a decent cross-platform class library, you don't run into weird problems like clipped text, dialog fields off the edge of the window, and so on. It makes me wonder about the robustness of XUL. If that simple concern is a "bitch" or a "rant" from your perspective, it might be time to re-evaluate dosage levels.