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.
#4 The nightlies are even better!
Friday June 29th, 2001 4:30 PM
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I stopped using the builds off the Mozilla 0.9.2 branch yesterday, partly because I wanted to report some bugs that I'd recently noticed, but mainly because every time I downloaded a file, I had to go through a couple of dialogs to get the file to save to disk. I was at first reluctant, because I remember all too well the instability of the 0.9.1 nightly builds that resulted in the special stability period of 0.9.2.
After more than a day of use, I have to say that the nightly trunk versions are better than the 0.9.2 branch. In the past few days, the problem with downloading files was fixed. I haven't had a crash except for a crash that I was experiencing with 0.9.1 and the 0.9.2 branch: trying to download Paint Shop Pro <http://www.jasc.com/download_4.asp> Go ahead -- just try to download it with Mozilla!
Some other irritating bugs that remain are problems with arrow keys in textareas <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69740> junk appearing after tables <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86430> and problems with the download time remaining <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87327>
So, I have to say that 0.9.2 is not good enough for 1.0 yet, but the trunk nightlies are rapidly improving!