Mozilla 0.9.8 Released

Monday February 4th, 2002 today released Milestone 0.9.8 of Mozilla. This release includes the new OS rendered classic theme on Mac OS X and Windows XP, a partial rewrite of the addressbook adding a quicksearch and additional printing enhancements, support for MNG animations, DOM Inspector on the Mac, dynamic theme switching, inline CSS support in composer, and so much more. You can check out the release notes for more information on what's changed and other issues.

Builds are available on's releases page, or on the FTP Server.

With 0.9.8 released, attention turns to 0.9.9, which many believe to be the last milestone prior to 1.0.

#157 Re: Definitively, the best release.

by macpeep

Saturday February 9th, 2002 2:48 PM

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"except for that ugly button to close the tabs, in modern theme"

That, and the fact that you can't click on "Get Messages" until you select the folder pane if you have set your POP3 server to immediately fetch messages at startup. And polish stuff like the Address book having wide margins around all / most widgets, unlike any of the other apps in Mozilla. Mail composer has a "hole" in the toolbar where the progress meter used to be.. There's just a missing segment. Not transparent, just missing. Very obvious in Classic.. Lots of small stuff like that.. Lots and lots and lots.. When it all adds up, it gives a "toyish" feel to the app. Feature wise, stability wise and even performance wise now, I'd say there's very little, if anything, to complain about. That's definitely a good thing, but the polish issues are just as bad as two years ago. Very little improvement.. I'm a little worried by that, since Netscape has already released two browsers with all of these polish issues..