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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.


#176 Re: Re: Re: Where it's at

by joschi

Friday November 23rd, 2001 6:54 PM

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Some people have a really hard time seeing this important distintion between the number of reported bugs and the number of actual bugs. You just simply get no concrete indication of the number of actual bugs by looking at the number of reported bugs. It sounds silly, but all the reported numbers tell you is the number of bugs reported. This become insanely important when you have THOUSANDS of reporters which you simply don't have in traditinoal cathedral based closed source products. In order to tell the actualy quality of a project (real bugs) then you need to look at other numbers like MTBF, which you so nicely pointed out. It's amazing how many times this argument has gone over and over here, it shouldn't be this hard for people to understand.