Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001 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, last week released the source code on which Netscape 6.2 was based.

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by strauss

Saturday November 24th, 2001 5:21 PM

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> As for "successful release," well, that depends on whom you ask, of course.

For myself, I would consider a successful release one that got some significant amount of market share back from IE. That doesn't seem to have happened yet. Part of the reason is that IE is firmly entrenched, but another part of the reason is that the quality and performance of Mozilla aren't yet in the zone of what people expect from major applications today. AOL Time Warner may be able to do something about the entrenchment by leveraging their own installed base, but until the quality and performance issues are cleared up, they can't absorb the costs they would get from customer rejection of their preferred browser.