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.
#68 Re: native widgets are truly native
Friday January 18th, 2002 11:16 AM
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Drawing an XP widget in the style of a native widget does not make it a native widget. They are still XP widgets and Mozilla is still handling the click behaviour and so forth. Mozilla used to have genuine native widgets (i.e. proper natively managed buttons, checkboxes etc.) but they were next to impossible to control with the finegrain precision that was needed to make Mozilla conform to CSS and the like.