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.
#252 Thanks but....
by PaulB <email@example.com>
Thursday November 29th, 2001 3:41 PM
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Thanks for the offer but I think we need to take a look at the bigger picture. A fix for Mozillazine would stop the Mozilla password manager bug from rearing its head and would not solve the bug. There are a couple of chat sites I visit were the password manager cannot be used as it files the password under the post title of the post rather than the user. Fortunately most of these sites supply a cookie, but for security reasons I would much rather use the password manager. I would leave Mozillazine as is, showing the bug. It is a reminder that the password manager does not function well with all sites. When a programer has some free time or is already dealing with the password manager code for another reason, this bug may be dealt with. I would rather have the password manager fixed to work at more sites rather than re-write the Mozillazine site to bury this bug (and by hiding it it may be forgotten and never fixed.)
I really would like this bug fixed not swept under the carpet. I understand it may take until after version 1 and maybe not even until v1.5. The Mozilla programers are doing amazing work but they cannot be expected to deal with every bug that "bugs" us/me the most. I cannot deamnd that my top 10 list of bugs to be fixed as soon as I demand it. If I could program in any other language besides Fortran, then I might look into the issue, but I can only report bugs.