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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.


#93 Re: Re: "New Checkins" page

by dipa

Thursday November 22nd, 2001 2:54 AM

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Mozilla and Netscape 6.x are not competitive applications. NS 6 is based on Mozilla code (added some proprietary extensions, plugins and ui fixes). What you see on a new "release" of Mozilla is at least two months ahead of the latest NS6.x release.

Mozilla binaries are released mainly for testing purposes. From time to time (when trunk stabilizes, especially but not only on milestone releases) it is quite usable for simple users. Although the lack of plugins, separate icons, spellchecker etc might repulse the average user from using it. Personally I prefer it over NS6, both at work and home.