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.
#53 Why am I not using Mozilla?
Sunday July 1st, 2001 10:23 AM
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I really can't figure it out. I want to use Mozilla, I like Mozilla, there are no bugs that totally ruin the experience for me, so why the hell am I still using Opera 5.11?
Maybe its that it takes over 8 seconds to load on my P2-400 192megs system. Maybe its that when using the super cool preloader, I lose a ton of memory. I tried to play a game with the preloader active and found that my framerates dropped to an unplayable level. Maybe its because Mozilla doesn't have Opera's super cool gesture system <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76537> . Maybe its because I've set Opera as my default browser and I'm too lazy to change it.
I really want to use Mozilla. I really do like it. But there is something about Opera that keeps me coming back. I really wish I knew why. Everytime I download a nightly and discover some cool new feature, or a bug thats been fixed I say to myself that I'm going to use Mozilla now for everything (including baking frozen pizza's). It just never happens.
I think the biggest reason is the lack of gestures though. Its so easy to go back a page or two in Opera, whearas in Mozilla I have to move my mouse all the way up to the top left of the screen. Anyone know if any progress is being made in that department?
Note: I'm not trying to flame anyone working on Mozilla. They have done tremendous work and I thank them all for it.