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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.


#30 Re: Stability

by mcelrath

Thursday January 17th, 2002 8:57 AM

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I agree, I hope they do a better job with 0.9.8 than they did with 0.9.7. It crashes on me several times per day on linux. I\'ve gotten so annoyed at it that I\'ve actually switched to galeon because it\'s bookmark handling is superior, bookmarks are important to me, and mozilla\'s bookmark editor is STILL broken. Come on guys, let\'s make sure 0.9.8 is rock solid and at least doesn\'t crash. (Note on the other hand 0.9.6 was great -- it never crashed on me)