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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.


#28 Re: Yeah, what about the bugs (and performance)

by unapersson

Wednesday November 21st, 2001 8:04 AM

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Its the same as its always been. Bugs are targetted towards a milestone and as many are fixed in that time period if possible. If they can't be fixed in the alloted time they're move back to a later milestone. Its not complicated, you just have to remember that the milestones are *targets* that the programmers are aiming for. Its not always possible to fix every alloted bug before a milestone, and if they were held up until every single bug on the target list was done the milestones would never come out. They're meant to be frequent releases that can be tested by a wider group of people than the nightlies.