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.
#40 I hate non-native file pickers
Thursday January 17th, 2002 1:52 PM
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I'm used to the native windows filepicker, the newest iteration isn't too bad. The problem with non-native file pickers is that I set up my computer so that the stuff I need to get to is as few clicks deep as possible. Usually that means either going from the desktop or the my documents folder, neither of which is near the directory root. I therefore find non-native file pickers incredibly annoying, plus I use the file picker to create folders and delete files in addition to choosing which files to open. I know that defies the orthoganality (sp?) of the file picker, but it's convenient and a feature I like. I could care less how the filepicker looks.