Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001 today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.

New to this milestone are fixes for about 1,600 bugs including support for site icons in both the url bar and tabs (expect IE's favicons to show up in 0.9.7), displaying both Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and Windows Icon (.ico) files inline on all platforms, a new print preview implementation, Page Setup improvements on the Macintosh, Mail message 'labels' (Correction: This feature is not fully complete, only parts of the backed have landed.), and a new select and search context menu item, among others. If you are interested in more information on any of these new features, be sure to check out the release notes.

Also, last week released the source code on which Netscape 6.2 was based.

#100 maybe you're right

by niner

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 6:00 AM

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That's one of your postings where I can agree. There is no real way of determining a useful defect curve out of Bugzilla. The only things that can be pulled out are very raw estimates which may be plain wrong.

And you may be right when you say that this is like flying with no instruments. The only way currently to set goals and measure the progress against this goals are the tracking bugs like the Mozilla 1.0 tracking bug which is something but maybe not enough to control such a large project.

Nevertheless Mozilla is getting better, that's what I say as a user. If the feature freeze now happens ans all focus is done on reducing real bugs and improving performance and stability I see a glory future for the lizard :) But the feature freeze must be done to get a real stable base where features can be added later.