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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'.

You can find Macintosh, Linux, and Windows builds on mozilla.org's releases page, as well as updated release notes.

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.


#191 Re: Your JavaScript misunderstanding

by strauss

Sunday July 8th, 2001 1:06 PM

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>>it comes down to a choice between supporting IE and supporting IE+Mozilla+Opera+Konqueror. Since the same amount of effort is involved either way, the latter is the clear winner. <<

Excuse me? Have you ever been involved with a professional QA effort? QA cost is directly proportional to the size of the test matrix. Even if all the browsers were identical in their behavior and there was no development cost (in fact they're all very different and impose major development costs through these differences, but let's ignore that for now) you are talking about a 400% increase in the QA cost to cover the expanded test matrix.

>>pages that fail to function due to lack of IE4/NN4 JavaScript support are almost nonexistent.<<

That's because it costs so much to develop and QA DHTML code that most development houses punt on any serious client-side interactivity and keep as close to a basic HTML feature set as possible.

You've inverted the causality -- the compatibility situation in the installed base of deployed web pages is good because the JavaScript/DOM/cross-platform/cross-browser compatibility nightmare has prevented people from doing much of significance using DHTML.