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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.


#168 Mozillas main problem ?

by zreo2 <aa@globecom.se>

Monday June 11th, 2001 6:17 AM

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Mozilla is and will be a very good browser , mail manager etc but it will never beat IE. And I dont think its about "beating" another browser.

IE is build as a part of a OS and in their next release (XP) the messenger also will be included :(. Things like this will always keep people from downloading other programs like Mozilla and ICQ. Ofcourse some will, like us, but for the common user of internet IE will be their browser also further on if not a big change in the OS changes the situation (like Linux growing or MS want to change their leading position).

Humans are lazy and if there allready are a good (you cant say that IE is a bad browser) browser installed most people will stuck with it no matter how buggy or ugly looking it is.

I personaly think Mozilla most of all makes the Linux market grow. They have been using Netscape 4.x to long :)