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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.


#39 Re: Re: Re: Not everybody happy...

by dave532

Thursday January 17th, 2002 11:23 AM

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Well the XP (as in cross platform, not WinXP) filepicker is used in the Linux/UNIX builds but not anywhere else. The native filepickers on Windows have features that is currently not implemented in the XUL based XPFilepicker so they use the native file dialogs. I'd rather stick with the native dialogs unless the XUL ones can replicate every bit of functionality as the native ones. This is all a lot of extra wotk though.

(e.g. the Win2k filepicker has a set of links down the left giving shortcuts to common locations and it has autocomplete in the entry box.