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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.


#139 0.9.6 mail bugs and browser crashes

by ecarlson

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 9:07 PM

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I tried 0.9.6 because I still use Netscape 4.79 for my mail client (in Windows 2000), and I want a better browser, with a similar mail client.

Unfortunately, after using 0.9.6 for 1/2 day, I've determined that the mail client has too many bugs, and I also hate the sidebar folder list. I love the drop down folder list in 4.79, it doesn't take any horizontal space away from my message list and message text boxes.

Also, in the short time I used it, the browser has crashed on two different web sites, for which I submitted feedback. And when playing a Java game, it's slower and the sound is worse than on 4.79 (or IE 5.5 for that matter.)

I wish development had continued on Netscape 4.x, because it was once a great browser with a great mail client. And up until recently, I've encouraged many people to use Netscape instead of IE.

If I could find another nice mail client (I've used, and dislike Outlook, not to mention the Outlook security problems), I'd switch to IE, because I am tired of waiting for a better "Netscape" (and I have been waiting and waiting and waiting . . .), and the occasional times I use IE 5.5, I find it faster and, on many sites, more functional than 4.79.

So, can anyone recommend a good mail client (and a good newsreader) for someone who really likes the Netscape 4.79 mail client, and who wants to switch to IE instead of waiting for a better "Netscape"?

- Eric, <http://www.InvisibleRobot.com/>