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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.


#50 Re: Re: Re: Re: better, but....

by strauss

Friday June 8th, 2001 10:22 AM

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The bugs were submitted under other pseudonyms, due to the intense hostility that faces anyone whose stated attitude is that Mozilla is a project at risk. I don't like concealing my identity but I also don't care to be anyone's whipping boy under my real name.

My point is not so much the specific bugs themselves. It's that I shouldn't be able to find fifty obvious UI mistakes in ten minutes of poking around in the program. That shows a lack of care on the development side, as well as an apparent difficulty in using the software UI layer to create decent UI -- even something as simple as a dialog that doesn't cut off its items.

My hope is expressing this concern is that it will lead to greater vigilance by the developers in checking in UI code, as well as spark discussion on issues in the software UI layer that are contributing to broken UI.