Mozilla 0.9.1 Released

Thursday June 7th, 2001 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'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 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.

#19 Re: better, but....

by Gerv

Friday June 8th, 2001 1:06 AM

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> This is still a not-ready-for-prime-time UI.

This is why it's numbered 0.9.1 :-)

> a clickable section label (Privacy & Security) that brings up a blank pane,

That's in the release notes, surely.

> radio buttons outside a grouping box, and so on.

Is that a Mac HIG thing?

> The button and arrow light up when you click Print but nothing drops down.

There will be in the future, and there is on Netscape Commercial builds IIRC.

> Where the Window menu? Where's the Rotate Windows command? > How do I deal with multiple windows open?

Ah - this is because the Mac's window manager has terrible window-switching UI. On other platforms, people use the native window-switching method without problems. But never fear, we are coming to your rescue. In the mean time, check under "Tasks".

> Clicking on the lock icon brings up Page Info, > a binding that does not seem to make sense.

It will when it has a Security tab.

> Command-W does not close the Page Info > window, nor does File: Close.

Does Page Info have a menu bar? If you mean in the background browser window, that's by design. You don't necessarily want it closed.

> I have to wonder why the organization can't deliver a professional GUI.

Because you aren't helping with it? :-) Also, because it's not finished yet.

> Wasn't XUL/XBL supposed to make cross-platform interfaces dead easy to create?

No interface with the complexity of Mozilla's is "dead easy" to create. But it's a lot easier than it would otherwise be. Try having a go yourself.

> Eli, where are you?

He might be back soon - you know Eazel went belly-up?