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.
#25 Re: native widgets are truly native
Wednesday January 16th, 2002 10:56 PM
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In that case, it makes you wonder why people say support for non-XP versions of Windows will not be forthcoming. It also makes you wonder how much info about drawing native widgets vs. XUL introspecting or whatever is rumors or simply pulled out of someone's ass. ;)
Were there formal designs done on these features or are developers simply flying by the seat of their pants when they want to do something new? If there are actually design docs somewhere, are they internal only to AOLTW/Netscape? Actual developer documentation (as opposed to end-user documentation) would go a long way to keep rumors, misinformation, speculation from flaring up in the first place...
If there is open documentation covering the XUL/XBL/Theming implementation that is the topic of this series of threads, please proceed beat me with it. ;)