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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.


#163 Re: Mozilla 1.0

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Monday June 11th, 2001 1:19 AM

You are replying to this message

"When is Mozilla 1.0 scheduled to be released?"

The official answer is "when it's ready". There's never been a set release date, despite what MozillaQuest <http://www.mozillaquest.com/> says. There's only been estimated earliest possible release dates, which have gradually slipped as Mozilla's development continued.

At the moment the earliest possible release date is around October this year. Keep an eye on the Roadmap <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html> for updates to this. Also take a look at the Mozilla 1.0 definition document <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap/mozilla-1.0.html> which lists the requirements to be met before 1.0 is released.

"This browser has the potential to beat IE 6.0 as long as Mozilla markets it right as well as polishes it, unlike Netscape 6.0 before it is finally released."

I don't think The Mozilla Organization has any plans to market Mozilla as it's mainly created for developers to make other products with. However, Netscape is going to make further 6.x releases based on the latest Mozilla code and will be releasing and marketing them. Their next release is likely to be based on a pre-1.0 build of Mozilla (but even so it will be so much better than Netscape 6.01) and will probably be called 6.1 (although 6.5 looked likely until recently). A Preview Release (beta) of this product should come out soon. Look at the last news item before this one <http://www.mozillazine.or…articles/article1938.html> for more details.

Alex