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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.


#152 Re: Re: 0.9.6 mail bugs and browser crashes

by ecarlson

Friday November 23rd, 2001 9:40 AM

You are replying to this message

> "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 . . .

Yes, very sad.

> 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 . . .

That's exactly what I was thinking this time last year, when I figured it would be out by late this year, now I've given up waiting. I think people are dreaming if they think it will be out of Beta in only 4 more months.

And I think it's rediculous the simple things that don't work in 0.9.6, like every other time I change preferences, and try to click "OK" to save the changes, nothing happens, and I have to exit preferences and select them again. Simple things like this should have been working fine a year ago.

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