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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.


#20 Whoa! Calm down, dudes...

by Kommet

Wednesday January 16th, 2002 9:04 PM

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Tanaaln, just read the reply to your "other" copy of this post. The correct answer is that the default "Application Data" folders have moved out of the System directory (c:\Windows\ for most) and into a user-specific folder. This is how Win9x/ME with one user differs from WinNT/2K/XP with any amount of users.

To jsgremlin and Kovu, that's a nice thought but a REALLY wild-ass guess. I'm not trying to flame or sound critical or even ruffle feathers, so don't take this the wrong way. Tanaaln did ask if "anyone KNOWS the answer" (emphasis mine), and so maybe taking a shot in the dark stab wasn't the best of help to give.

If anyone thinks I'm being bitchy for even writing this, know that I do Tech Support for a living. If you do, too, then you understand. If not, let me just say that I have a pet peeve relating to wild guessing, and leave it at that.

By the way, jsgremlin, the answer to YOUR problem is to hilight the top level directory you want to change permissions for, right-click, choose "Properties", go to the "Security" tab, and click "Add". A new window will open. In the bottom area, type "every" and hit "Check Names". It should fill in "Everyone" for you. Click "OK" to close that window. Hilight "Everyone" in the Name list and check all the boxes down below. Click "Advanced". Hilight "Everyone" and check both boxes at the bottom of the window. Hit "OK" then "OK" again and watch the fur fly. When everything is done, "Everyone" will have total access to this folder and all its sub-items (folders and files). Make sure the "System" user also has full permission.

Cheers, Kommet