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.
#172 Re: Supporting Mozilla is worthwhile
Friday July 6th, 2001 1:51 PM
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>>Supporting Mozilla and IE5+ with shared code is quite possible and reasonable to do<<
Not for anything non-trivial, it isn't, like any kind of DHTML interactivity beyond simple form validation. It's quite UNreasonable to do as things stand now.
Duplicating the test matrix is a bad problem all by itself, but in addition, both browsers are extremely quirky. They aren't even the same across their own minor versions or across platforms, much less between each other.
We're basically looking at 25% increase in development cost and a 100% increase in QA cost to support both. That just can't be justified by anything except significant market share. Between 85% for one and 0% for the other, guess which one we're going to support?
Now, if the Mozilla share got up to, say, 20%, or we had major customers who mandated Mozilla at their sites, that would be a different story. Otherwise, no fricking way.