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.
#52 In strauss’s defense
Thursday January 17th, 2002 7:33 PM
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In strauss’s defense, Asa and sab39 keep harping on the fact that the XUL is being styled. Never did they CLEARLY distinguish whether the OS is drawing the widget (truly native) or whether it is, say, sending some bitmap to Mozilla and saying “here what it should look like, go style it yourself”.
We’ve established that the widgets *look* native, but it hasn’t been discussed whether they *act* native. For example in Mac OS X, since they are drawn by the OS, I’m assuming that a disabled button would be semi-transparent, no?