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.
#88 Re: Re: Your Arguments
Sunday January 20th, 2002 6:54 AM
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I think the main reason that you are hearing so many people enthusing about native-like widgets is that most people realise this is a new *choice*. The people that want native-like widgets now get them (and say thank you to Hyatt for it), whereas those that prefer Mozilla widgets realise that this doesn't really affect them. You'd hardly expect people to start complaining that a new and exciting possibility is available, which is probably why people find Strauss' opinion on the matter somewhat bizarre, to say the least...