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.
> 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?