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Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001

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


#107 Re: defect curve

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 8:51 AM

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Another problem with the idea of a "defect curve" is that ignores the fact that as time goes on, bugs tend to become more specific.

For example, the links toolbar was one general bug about the need for implementation. Then once the links toolbar was implemented, there were immediately half a dozen or more bugs filed on how to improve it. Since then there have been several more links toolbar related bugs filed.

Since there are now several links toolbar bugs instead off one, does that mean that Mozilla is worse than it was before the links toolbar was implemented?

The whole concept of an increasing Mozilla "defect curve" is flawed. Anyone who believes that this "defect curve" is a signifigant issue is an idiot. Anyone who thinks that more bugs listed in Bugzilla equates to Mozilla being in worse shape is an idiot. Anyone who is an idiot should not be surprised when someone calls them an idiot for saying idiotic things in a public forum.