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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.


#75 Re: Re: In strauss?s defense

by roc <roc+moz@cs.cmu.edu>

Friday January 18th, 2002 8:00 PM

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> the Mozilla project as a matter of policy has turned around > and decided that in fact the extra CSS attributes are not > important, while platform default appearances are. No, some people decided that the *option* of apply platform default appearances would be worth having. That's great!

Whether or not to apply platform default appearances is ultimately going to be in the hands of users. And that's a good thing. I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of users end up preferring platform default appearances in Mozilla chrome but fully CSS-styleable appearances in Web content, the way Web site designs expect it to be.