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.
#168 Supporting Mozilla is worthwhile
Friday July 6th, 2001 9:44 AM
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"Try getting a job in a design firm and explaining to your boss why you should spend the extra time and money to support Mozilla when 99% of your customers use IE. It costs a lot less to convert 1% of the people to IE than it does to convert 100% of your code to Mozilla/IE compatibility"
I can't see IE ever having 99% marketshare. Supporting Mozilla and IE5+ with shared code is quite possible and reasonable to do. We already write two code paths (Netscape4 versus IE), and it makes sense to merge IE5 and Mozilla, especially since it's so much easier. The argument is that Mozilla is the next version of Netscape. We're used to writing special code for the different browsers. If you can show that you can write basically the same code for multiple browsers, that's a big win.
Convert customers to a different browser? There's no way that we could convert some of our customers to using IE. They like Netscape quite nicely, thank you very much. Some of them choose Netscape because of the better security. Some because they're using alternative or older Windows OSes. It remains to be seen what they'll do now that the 4.x line is dying. Netscape 6.0 was terrible (and really didn't support what was necessary in the corporate environment). I expect they'll move to Mozilla as it approaches 1.0 and Netscape 6.1 is released.