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mozilla.org releases Mozilla Milestone 0.9.4

Friday September 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released Mozilla Milestone 0.9.4. New to this release is the ability to disable the JavaScript window.open() method during page load and unload events. You can find more information on what's new at the release notes.

Builds are available on mozilla.org's download page(or go right to the FTP directory).

A recent post to the Mozilla builds newsgroup explains that Netscape will continue to check into the 0.9.4 branch. Work continues on the trunk toward Mozilla 0.9.5.


#48 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I'd laugh if it wasn't so sad.

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Saturday September 15th, 2001 11:52 AM

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Not only can it be disabled (Edit|Preferences|Advanced or right click on the tray icon) but it can be averted alltogether by unchecking a checkbox in the installer or using a zip build that doesn't even have an installer. We have introduced a fairly big chunk of code into the codebase to handle this turbo functionality. In the very near future it will be a great feature for those who chose to enable it. We decided that it would be good to get some crash data about this feature. The best way to determine if a new feature is causing instability (and a feature like this is a prime candidate for causing instability) is to get talkback data and compare that to talkback crash data without the feature being used. This is what Milestones are for. We have not filled in the turbo checkbox in the installer on the trunk builds and there is no loss of choice here even in the 0.9.4 win32 Milestone builds. Users are free to enable and disable a handful of features in our testing binaries. If they aren't happy with the choices we provide in these testing binaries then they are free to pull the source and build whatever they want from that.

--Asa