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Tree Closes For 0.9.8

Wednesday January 16th, 2002

Mozilla.org has closed the tree to approved checkins only, starting as of 12am Wednesday, and will do so until 0.9.8 has branched. 0.9.8 will have a variety of new items including new natively drawn widgets on WindowsXP, Mac OS X, and GTK, when you are in the classic skin (We will have more on this later, including screenshots); the addressbook was rewritten, and now supports printing, a new "Get Map" button allowing you to query for a map based on a card address, and other stability fixes; Windows MAPI support; and a huge amount of performance and stability work.

Many believe this is one of the last milestones prior to 1.0, and that Mozilla.org will actually have 1.0 following 0.9.9. 0.9.8 should branch sometime next week, with a release two Mondays from now. We'll keep you updated on both the branching and the release.


#125 Re: Re: voluntary-contribution model

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Tuesday January 22nd, 2002 10:57 PM

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Well stated Stuart.

I'd also to say that I would very much hopeand expect that "code to rip out XUL and CSS and use native widgets *instead* would indeed have been rejected." I can not think of any justification for Mozilla to accept "patches" that remove existing functioning features. In cases where a feature has the potential for causing problems, it may reasonably be decided that that feature default to being off, but not removed.