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.
#130 A sad day
Wednesday July 4th, 2001 3:37 PM
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I'm really dismayed by the progress of the product, and continually amazed by the optimism some of you guys still have. I'm still using Navigator (4.77) but I've given up hope on seeing a great IE-killer any time soon. Mozilla is still way too slow even though my computer's not much slower than the average out there. I see crashes that live on from a few months ago (such as the Preference-change crash). And what's up with those unprofessional cosmetic bugs like deformed dialog boxes and unreadable dialog text? If something this simple still can't be fixed, what can? Maybe I'm cynical but I never thought AOL wanted to do much for Netscape's browser.
(One last comment: I see how people say concentrate on the browser and forget about the mail client, etc. Yet I still use the email software in 4.x because it's so good. It's not too much to ask for a browser suite, not just a barebone. The development community can't deliver though, I think largely due to resource constraints. Anyway, this is symptomatic of the whole project. It's doing so poorly that we continuously limit our ambitions.)