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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.


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

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Saturday November 24th, 2001 7:10 PM

You are replying to this message

Strauss, I'm not a reliable source so don't bother reading any further (and since my comments aren't of any use to you I'll do my best to point my responses to other people).

For anyone else that's interested here's a bit more on talkback data. The nightly uptime information is misleading if taken without an understanding of the mechanics and methodology for that data collection. Basically, everytime someone installs a new nightly build it starts the count over so the only stats we get are the people who crash early. People who update builds before a crash happens do not get counted. Also the sample size is very small (nightly downloads are in the thousands where milestone downloads are in the hundreds of thousands) The milestone data is much more reflective of real world usage and the uptime numbers are about 10 times as high as the low figure quoted by strauss. We should have more of this data available soon. (as well as a very cool tool that will let you query for your talkback incidents or incidents with a specific stack signature.) MTBF has been going up steadily for the last year. We're already well ahead of 4.x and our tools for finding and analyzing topcrashers are getting better all the time. --Asa