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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.


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by bcwright <bcwright@ix.netcom.com>

Friday November 23rd, 2001 10:30 PM

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Asa,

The usual apology for milestones still having serious issues (not talking about simple bug counts but significant useability issues) is that "a milestone is not a release." I.E., that a milestone is still a beta but a more polished beta than a nightly. You can't have it both ways; I'm afraid that you're playing word games.

As for "successful release," well, that depends on whom you ask, of course. I know some people who have promptly removed it from their systems for the sole reason that the MailNews client is so weak even on NS6.2, and gone back to 4.7x.

Best regards,

--Bruce