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Update on 0.9.4

Friday September 7th, 2001

We asked Asa for a quick status on 0.9.4's status, which was for release this weekend, and here's what he had to say:

"Mozilla 0.9.4 daily branch builds are looking good. The mozilla.org Drivers have decided to get some additional coverage on the new "-turbo" mode, and we have added a few days to get it turned on by default in the win32 installer builds (don't worry, you can still uncheck the checkbox in the install routine). This and a few other late fixes have us targeting early to the middle of next week for the release. We're hoping for a good round of builds Monday, and barring any unforeseen problems, release soon after. Any help testing "-turbo" over the weekend and on Monday is greatly appreciated (you all have Bugzilla accounts, right?). The sooner we can find any problems or prove it's working the sooner we'll have our Milestone release."

Preliminary testing is showing -turbo to be a very solid new feature, so with a small amount of testing over the weekend, it should be good to go anywhere from Tuesday on.


#2 Final stretch

by Mazen <mazen@artmagic.com>

Saturday September 8th, 2001 2:45 AM

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I must say that I am pleased and impressed with the progress made in the last few weeks. The -turbo option was really needed. On my system, Mozilla now loads faster than IE most of the time.

I am also very happy that (finally) non-Latin web pages are rendered reasonably well. Although some works still needs to be done, Arabic pages are completely readable. Mozilla is certainly becoming more stable with every passing day.

I have been a critic of overzealous optimism in the past, but I believe that Mozilla is finally close to its 1.0 release. The end of the 1.0 development marathon marks the beginning of another marathon, that of user-acceptance and enhancements. I believe that Mozilla is well positioned for it. Good job for the developer of this amazing product.