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.
I don't know about anyone else, but the number of working features in the nightlies has been going down. Print preview locked up the browser the one time I tried it. A couple days ago chatzilla stopped working. Today, icons aren't displaying properly in mail (classic skin), when I open a compose window for the first time, it gives me an error telling me to try again. That sorta stuff. I hope they have these things sorted out on the branch.
The get map button works though. Well the 2nd time I tried it... map quest was down the first time.