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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.


#181 Re: Re: Where it's at

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Saturday November 24th, 2001 2:29 AM

You are replying to this message

"Everyone acknowledges that the browser is getting better,"

"Beyond the raw number, one has to look at the line slopes. The open and assigned line is continuing to go up, which means that reviewed and validated bugs are continuing to be reported faster than they're being fixed. That means that at this rate, at the time you expect to be able to ship 1.0, there will actually be more reported bugs than there are now. The risk of crash landings will actually have increased, and you will be looking at shipping a product with many thousands of outstanding bugs. End users will not accept a project that buggy."

First you say that it's undeniable that Mozilla is getting better, then you claim that it will be a buggy mess by 1.0. How do you reconcile these two claims? Even if a bug is left unfixed until 1.0, it doesn't go into hiding and only pop out right then.