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.

#233 Netscape's Magic -(recommend Mozilla or Netscape?)

by JayeshSh <>

Monday November 26th, 2001 3:17 PM

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Hello all,

I agree with sleepy that people interested in the principles of open source would love to hear about Mozilla, whereas the "average Joe"/ your Granny would probably find Netscape easier to use.

I think Netscape has really shown the extent of its magic with its 6.1 and 6.2 releases. I use 6.1 as my main browser, and it feels as complete and polished as an "professional" browser should: from the start up splash screen, to the incredibly elegant AIM in the sidebar, Netscape 6.1 proves what sorcery Netscape is capable of: it has managed to tame the dragon, while not stealing its fire! What I mean is: By working from the already solid work of Mozilla (which may be considered rough around the edges by some) Netscape has released an impressive and professional browser - not only validating the existence of Mozilla, but also providing new hope for those Netizens who do not want to put the fate of their Internet browsing experience in the hands of one company alone. (Say, which company could that be? ;-) )

I am really waiting to see how the world will react to Netscape's release of Mozilla 1.0. Cnet's editors will finally have to overcome their pro-MS bias, and many many users will be convinced of how good a Mozilla browser can be.


- Jayesh