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.
Well I'd like to say a few things.
First of all I really don't mind at all that mozilla looks that different to native windows applications.
Secondly if you want a more classic look just switch back to the classic theme, no big issue. Plus so far i've never heard anyone complain about winamp not having a native windows UI. ;-)
Thirdly I don't think this project is performing poorly. How good was netscape 1.0 or should we say mosaic 1.0 plus it was no way near as complex as mozilla now is. Remember near all the code had to be rewritten. Of course it will lack some features but it is still going to be version 1.0. I'm sure it will make more progress after that.
Don`t get me wrong i don't think we should rest on our laurels but I think there has been a lot of effort put into mozilla and a lot of progress made. I find it quite unfair for the people developing mozilla to get some much bashing ;-o