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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.


#114 Re: Re: Re: Re: Whatever

by SmileyBen

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 10:05 AM

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One thing that really needs mentioning, but nobody seems to have done so, is that bug counts *don't* show the number of bugs, they show the number of bugs *counted*. Probably mangelo's biggest mistake is to equate the two. He seems to think that a higher *bug count* means more *bugs* which patently isn't necessarily true. Many people have addressed above the fact that bugs can be counted in different ways, and the single most important thing is that the more people using a product, and the more usable it is the more bugs will be *counted*.

If the Linkbar is misaligned by a pixel (as macpeep might quite reasonably enter as a bug into bugzilla - in fact he's encouraged to do so!) that takes up the same number of bugs as if it crashes the browser - it's just that nobody cares about alignment whilst it's still crashing things. There are *loads* of perfectionism bugs in there now - and quite rightly - but these bugs were always there, just uncounted. Same goes for crashes - specific ones get noticed as general ones become more rare - but they were always bugs, just not counted ones.