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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.


#26 Re: AquaMax theme?

by jrt

Wednesday January 16th, 2002 10:56 PM

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> Where can I get the AquaMax theme? The get new themes link is pretty useless.

AquaMax is a Windows XP theme(*), not a Mozilla theme. There was an Aqua theme for Mozilla once upon a time, but Apple's lawyers shut that project down. Also, it wasn't as nice as the native widgets and a good XP theme.

But this is a good illustration of why native widgets really are useful. Mozilla, when using the Classic theme, will use whatever theme the OS is using. I could switch themes in XP, and Mozilla would automatically match appearance (buttons, scrollbars, etc). There will still be a place for Mozilla themes, but if you just want to match appearances with the rest of your applications, natively drawn widgets are a Really Big Deal.

(*) In order to use non-Microsoft approved themes (such as AquaMax) on XP, you first need to install a program called StyleXP <http://www.tgtsoft.com/Download.html> . Install StyleXP, then download themes from the net. One good site, which is currently offline, is themexp.org <http://www.themexp.org/> I downloaded AquaMax from themexp.org