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.
#90 The version number
Sunday January 20th, 2002 12:17 PM
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Why doesn't we just call it Mozilla 5.0 ? This will cause much less confusion. I guess this question must have been discussed allready, so can somebody give me a reason it has been chosen the version-number 1.0 ? Generally the Mozilla browser is already known as Mozilla 5 pretty much everywere. And how are we going to explain the userAgent string says "Mozilla/5.0..." ?