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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.


#230 Re: Re: Re: defect curve

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Monday November 26th, 2001 1:19 PM

You are replying to this message

The problem is that you are very adept at replying to a single line of my post and then changing the subject.

I do not have any trouble grasping the concept of feature freezing a development project, but that is irrelevant; my post had nothing to do with feature freezing -- it was all about the defect curve red herring that you seem to like to throw about. My point was specifically about the fact that an increase in the number of bugs does not mean that the product is worse than it was before.

I chose to use the links toolbar as an example because none of the current links toolbar related bugs are critical, blockers, or crashers. Before the links toolbar was implemented, we had a signifigant hole in compliance with W3C specs represented as one bug. Now we have a functional links toolbar filling that hole, but we have several bugs filed about cleaning up and improving the implementation. The browser is better with an imperfect links toolbar than it was with no links toolbar despite the fact that it caused an increase in related bugs.

It is a pretty simple concept that I expressed very plainly in my previous post, so I'm not sure why you had a problem addressing the subject as it was. Perhaps now you can respond without pretending that I was talking about something different?