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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.


#164 Re: Re: Where it's at

by joschi

Friday November 23rd, 2001 2:27 PM

You are replying to this message

I'm not going to address all your points at once because there are a lot of disconnected ramblings here, but to quote you:

"I am saying you should treat any significant shortfalls in bug fixing for milestones as a risk to the project. It presents quite a few risks, actually, but probably the most important one is that it may be concentrating harder bugs into later milestones through a natural selection process by which the easier ones get whacked while later ones get pushed off."

But I don't see it, with all of the major rewrites landing in the last 4-6 months it is patently obvious that the major problems are being tackled. But once again, unless you can back up your assertion with some semblance of proof it remains a major weak point of your critisms.