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.
#27 Re: native widgets are truly native
Wednesday January 16th, 2002 11:52 PM
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People keep explaining this to you, so I might as well try. No one is claiming that xul is ANY sort of a rendering engine/layer. XUL is creating the structure of the window. XUL is behind ever single natively drawn widget. As hyatt said in your cut and paste in the forums, the difference is that rather than using css background/border colors, mozilla is querying the OS for those. The xul is all still there, mozilla is just overriding the CSS.