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.
#140 Re: Re: A sad day
Thursday July 5th, 2001 9:00 AM
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I think too many people had way too high of expectations for mozilla and are getting dissapointed, me I've been impressed by every new release since moz .7 and I've been using it since M12. ------
Yeah, that expectation is IE. Mozilla renders pages at about the same speed to me, and that doesn't really matter all that much. Is IE really rendering pages all the slowly? I've never had an issue with it. Startup times are much slower. One can point out that IE is embedded in the OS, but it's a moot point when you have a end-users who know nothing about how the system works start up a browser and tap their foot. Something more transparent the -turbo is going to be needed if the world's largest user-base is going to accept this new browser.
I've been impressed by every new release, too, **when compared to previous releases**. IE still feels like a much more solid browser. And furthermore, why can't Mozilla release a more Windows-friendly chrome? One of the reasons I use IE is because it fits in with my consistent graphical interface. Buttons look like they should. Scrollbars don't feel different. I'm not switching UI contexts when I open my browser window. When I use Mozilla, I feel like I have a foreign application running. That's not what you want users to think when they run your application. Mozilla does not feel like a Windows application and as such, doesn't seem like one should be running it on a Windows system. Pretty GUIs are nice, and the new Modern interface is just okay (personally, I hate the fact that it's that depressing dingy blue, but that's me), but consistency is more important to the simple user. Why do you think Microsoft strives so hard to make its interfaces consistent across its product lines?
They should deliver a Mac chrome with the Mac build, a Windows chrome (which ties in with the current set Windows color/font/size settings) for Windows builds, and the default chrome for the Linux builds.