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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.


#88 Re: Netscape 6 or Mozilla?

by sleepy

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 1:29 AM

You are replying to this message

From <http://www.mozilla.org/releases>,

"We make binary versions of of Mozilla available for testing purposes only!. We provide no end user support."

Notice how the first time Mozilla launches, it directs you to a page about volunteering? I assume most users just want to use a browser, and not testing for Mozilla. In that case, Netscape 6 is a better-suited product. It is a recognized brand name (something that the corporate world concerns greatly), and it is geared toward end-users.

You may argue that Mozilla has more features and is purely open-source. But remember that many features in Mozilla builds are only in testing stage and certainly not mature enough for general use (e.g. the link toolbar and tab browsing don't work properly with each other in 0.9.5). And unless the person you're trying to convince is an open-source advocate, he couldn't care less about how Mozilla is free from commercialism.

The way I see it, if more people use Netscape 6, Mozilla users would also benefit. After all, the Gecko rendering engine is all about standard compliance. Recommend the right product to the right people.