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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.


#34 This is what we have been trying to tell you

by sab39

Thursday January 17th, 2002 9:41 AM

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It seems like you've finally grasped what people have been saying.

YES, it gets the OS to draw the widgets. This is necessary, because many themes simply can't be described in terms of border and background colors. How would you use CSS properties to describe one of Aqua's candy-shaped bubble-buttons?

XUL has *always* been out of the picture once you get to a low enough level. XUL used existing CSS border and background properties to render things before. Now it uses a new CSS property whose *meaning* is "render this as an OS native widget".

I'm glad you finally seem to be grasping what everyone has been telling you for days.

Stuart.