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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.


#5 Re: Stability

by omidk <omidk@email.com>

Wednesday January 16th, 2002 2:26 PM

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you should use the milestones if that bothers you. i used to try to be cutting edge but really the new features that they add are not worth the stability of the milestones. The sad thing though is that nothing is like a netscape release. 6.2 is rock solid for me but no tabs so i am stuck with .9.7 ;)