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.

#146 0.9.6 mail bugs and browser crashes

by bim

Friday November 23rd, 2001 3:54 AM

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I have tried a couple of mail clients in the past and am now using Mozilla for allmost a year. I first used Pegasus, which is great, but it's a real hassle if you have more than one mailbox and it didn't support HTML too well. I do see there's a new version now, that should support HTML better... I also used StarOffice for a while. The biggest problem with this software is that if you file mail into different folders, they are stored like normal files and a lot of header information is lost or hard to search for, making storing mail outside your inbox not really an option.

I'm now using Mozilla for allmost a year and even one year ago I thought Mozilla was the best free mailclient (and a lot has changed and been impoved since), especialy if you have multiple mailboxes.

I upgraded to 0.9.6 yesterday (I was using a recent nightly build before that) and my browser has since crashed about two times, while the nightly build hadn't crashed for quite a while. Maybe this is accidental (the milestone should be more stable than the nightly build, I would think...), or maybe you should come back within a couple of days and give a nightly build a try. Don't try the one that's in the build bar right now (11/20/2001), since it has a bug that makes it impossible to file mail in other folders within the mailclient...

Give Mozilla a second chance! It's not perfect, but it does happen to be the best (I think).

- Bart