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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.


#62 please explain to me

by niner

Friday January 18th, 2002 8:26 AM

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> The scope of theming and skinning is now considerably reduced

but how?? It takes a special CSS attribute in the theme to switch from normal behaviour to plattform standard widget drawing while the existing possibilities are still 100% the same so how it the scope considerably reduced? Sorry I can't see any reduction here, just an extension, an additional CSS property that allows the theme to use OS standards for laying out the widgets.

can you explain this to me?