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.

#212 Re: true true

by strauss

Sunday November 25th, 2001 12:26 PM

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Well, both Microsoft and Apple have gone a long way toweards cleaning up their act in their newer operating system versions.

Unfortunately the IE version for Mac OS X has gotten terrible reviews, which may very well be part of a Microsoft "pollution" strategy meant to slow down adoption of the newer and stronger competitive OS -- Microsoft has sometimes released howlingly bad application versions for Mac, perhaps because it makes Windows look better, but then they'll follow up with something that's actually quite good, like Office 98, perhaps to maintain their lock on the Mac applications market. It's weird and inconsistent behavior and it probably tracks internal political shifts in Microsoft.

For quite a while there was a gap between quality levels of the OS and quality levels of the applications, but both the OS makers have made big steps forward in the last year or two. And because the same version of IE that seems unstable on pre-NT-based Windows versions seems rock solid on NT-based versions, I think it's likely that the problems are in the OS rather than IE itself.