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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.


#143 Re: 0.9.6 mail bugs and browser crashes

by thegoldenear

Friday November 23rd, 2001 1:05 AM

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"the mail client has too many bugs" thats something people appear to have massively re-focused their efforts upon, see this MozillaZine description: <http://mozillazine.org/articles/article2079.html> and this document: <http://www.mozilla.org/ma…/current/performance.html> for details

"I wish development had continued on Netscape 4.x" it did. work continued, in an Open manner, under the name 'mozilla.org', to develop version 5, which was scrapped and the numbering moved to version 6, or 1.0, depending how you look at it.

"because it was once a great browser with a great mail client" and you'll notice by the numbering (0.9.6) that it isn't yet in a finished state, and that you're getting to try it before you would otherwise have been able to if it were in closed development. the fabled finished state is now within sight, so if you wait, Mozilla will likely be that "great browser with a great mail client"

"If I could find another nice mail client" in my opinion, no email problem has ever come close to Pegasus Mail for Windows by David Harris. you can find (version 4.01) here: <http://www.pmail.com/>