Tree Closes For 0.9.8

Wednesday January 16th, 2002 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 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.

#49 Re: Themes are nice "pretty" features but ...

by fuzzygorilla

Thursday January 17th, 2002 5:52 PM

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The collection of developers working on Mail/News is different from the collection of developers who are working on themes. This means that the work on nice "pretty" features is not delaying the closure of "some old bugs". The issue for Mail/News is that <b>as previously announced</b> <http://www.mozillazine.or…articles/article2079.html> the Mail/News group has been working on performance and footprint for 0.9.7 and 0.9.8 rather than bugs. During the 0.9.0 and 1.0.0 periods more attention will be paid to stabilizing the APIs and fixing the outstanding "deficits to general use".