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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.


#15 how to fix

by jsgremlin <joshua@bluestarstudio.com>

Wednesday January 16th, 2002 6:25 PM

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hmmm... if the ntfs thing is the problem, I suspect what happened (without any real knowledge) is that netscape was the original creator of your profile files (or maybe just the first to access them after you upgraded?) and so it's the only one that has access now. Also, possibly NS is still running in the background with the "quickstart" feature and is locking access to the files? That's very much conjecture based on my limited info about ntfs (basically, just that it has real file permissions like fat32 doesn't). If you can modify the file permissions (I haven't the slightest idea how to do this - I'm running win 2k with fat32), try making all your profile files read/writeable by everybody. Mozilla will crash/hang/have major issues if it can't write profile files (I know this from having restored my profile from CD--all files come back read-only until you change them). If all that is too confusing or too much work, the answer is yes, you should be able to just copy the files, though you may still have to modify the permissions (I don't know). I have performed much wizardry on my profile (esp. with bookmarks killed by kmeleon and mail/news bugs) by screwing around with the profile files.

-Joshua <><