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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.


#192 Re: Worthwhile NOW

by macpeep

Sunday July 8th, 2001 2:03 PM

You are replying to this message

You say:

"Simple, Microsoft will introduce very easy-to-use and slick tags that do very useful and inventive things. Page designers will easily pick them up for sites because 90-95% of surfers use a browser that supports them. Those stuck with Mozilla are either not going to get the full-experience or not going to get any experience."

What I'm wondering is.. Why is it that these easy to use, slick tags aren't part of the standards? Does it help the situation that Mozilla's [standards complient] way of doings things is much more difficult than Microsoft's (IE's) way? If IE supports standards AND it's own methods then as long as you, as a user, use IE, all sites will work for you. With Mozilla, they won't.

When 98% of all users have an operating system that COULD run IE, and of those some 95% have an OS that came bundled with IE, how many will actually switch?

The amount of people who care about IT politics and boycotting Microsoft is very very small. That's the remaining 1% - 2% in the stats..