Mozilla 0.9.5 Released
Friday October 12th, 2001
#2 Excellent -- Two Questions
Friday October 12th, 2001 11:41 PM
Excellent work, and congratulations to the Mozilla developers. I have been enjoying Mozilla 0.9.1 since June. It has great features, and has proven to be very stable. It is already in better shape than the 1.0, or even the 2.0, releases of some other major Linux software suites.
I have two questions that I am hoping someone might be able to answer.
The first question involves fonts. My fonts look perfect in Mozilla 0.9.1, yet, on some sites (e.g. news.cnet.com), the fonts don't look right in later Mozilla releases (e.g. 0.9.4 or 0.9.5). I can't see any difference in the configuration, and changing the font resolution in the Mozilla preferences does not seem to fix the problem. Therefore, my first question is this:
1) Did anything change in the font handling, after Mozilla 0.9.1, and, if so, what do I need to do to make my fonts look as good in Mozilla 0.9.5 as they do in Mozilla 0.9.1?
My second question involves Netscape 6.1. For various reasons, I would like to be able to run Mozilla 0.9.x, and Netscape 6.1, at the same time, on Linux, under the same user (as I currently do with Netscape 4.7x and Mozilla 0.9.x). My question is this:
2) How do I configure either Mozilla 0.9.x, or Netscape 6.1, on Linux, to use a different directory than ~/.mozilla?
#5 Re: Excellent -- Two Questions
Saturday October 13th, 2001 12:54 AM
I fixed my font problems by adjusting the DPI in Prefs->Apperance->Fonts.
#16 Re: Excellent -- Two Questions
Saturday October 13th, 2001 8:51 AM
rbs did rewrite the fonts system in this milestone. If you are having problems, please file bugs, giving as much detail as possible.
#43 Re: Excellent -- Two Questions
Saturday October 13th, 2001 7:17 PM
Hi there, I have had the same problem with fonts on some pages like pricewatch.com since mozilla 0.9.4, but when I specified the resolution of 96 dpi in fonts preferences everything is OK. Otherwise 0.9.5 is very usable and stable and even my previous problem with loging to Bank of America is fixed.
I don't follow Mozilla development closely. Can someone tell me what the primary goal of this release was? Is it a performance release? Stability? Usability? Features?