Mozilla 0.9.2 Released
Friday June 29th, 2001
mozilla.org released milestone 0.9.2 today, which many at mozillaZine believe to be the best candidate for a 1.0 release yet, from an end user point of view. New items since 0.9.1 include 25 more top crash bugs fixed (as measured by Talkback) along with a new context sensitive help system, a new view source window, and a new preloader for windows called 'Turbo'.
Following 0.9.2 are two releases, 0.9.2.1, which will be taken from Netscape's branch after they complete their release from it, and 0.9.3 which will be taken from a branch off the trunk, and will not be under the same drivers checkin control, as previously reported.
#112 Re: AOL needs to do something!!!
Tuesday July 3rd, 2001 11:21 AM
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I think the worst thing about these stats are what is above Mozilla in the listings. Here is the current list:
1. MSIE 5.x 254691049(72%) 2. MSIE 4.x 42613129(12%) 3. Netscape 4.x 35488809(10%) 4. Unknown 6558431(1%) 5. Netscape comp. 5693823(1%) 6. MSIE 2.x 1944480(0%) 7. Netscape 3.x 1183842(0%) 8. MSIE 3.x 1100529(0%) 9. Mozilla 5.x 992747(0%) 10. Opera x.x 663642(0%)
There first 3 are pretty much what I was expecting, and I will ignore 'unknown' or 'netscape compatable' browsers cause I don't know what these are.
Now look at items 6-8: IE2, Netscape 3 and IE3. These are ancient browsers which can barely handle frames, let alone things like CSS or the DOM. IE2 didn't have much of a marketing push, and was terrible, so why is it above Mozilla 5.0? Even bearing in mind that Netscape 6 had only been out for a couple of months when these figures were taken it is pretty amazing.
After writing the above, I found later statistics. By May 2001 <http://thecounter.com/stats/2001/May/browser.html> Mozilla had around 0.27% market share, which is still lower than other reports I have heard. This had risen to about 0.29% in the June report, which puts it below Opera.
I'll see if I get get any better stats out of this.