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.
#138 Mozilla is not an IE killer
Thursday July 5th, 2001 8:18 AM
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As spend lot of my time under Linux OS, I am looking closely at mozilla since a very long period (downloaded and tried each milestone since M12).
But I must confess I still can't see Mozilla as an IE-killer application : when I talk about mozilla with friends, only few points remain :
- Mozilla is [slow]/[bloated]/[...] Mozilla's performance has been recently improved, but when I look at Donner's graphs (<http://www.mozilla.org/ma…_performance_results.html>), I think that most of performance work is already done, and that we won't reach those goals (we may see a 20% improvement, but not a 100% one !). Mozilla is really enjoyable if have a big CPU and enough RAM (I can live with that - that's what I have), but I don't think it will become an IE-killer for low-end configurations. Like C++ => Java, the IE => Mozilla move could be an effect of Moore's law ?
- Mozilla JS is not compatible with IE nor Netscape 4.X JS. They say : why bother rewriting JS for 1% of the browser market ? What are opinions on this point ? Creating an IE-compatible JS layer (how could AOL use Moz without such a layer) ? Hoping that the massive adoption of mozilla will make web-designers updating their HTML code befor moz-users get tired of such issues ?