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Mozilla 0.9.8 Released

Monday February 4th, 2002

Mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org'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.


#161 Re: Re: Re: Definitively, the best release.

by macpeep

Sunday February 10th, 2002 2:51 AM

You are replying to this message

"either just trolling, you've never used M13 era builds, or you simply forgot what it was like to use them."

Well, I've used Netscape browsers since the early 0.94 beta back in 1994. I started testing Mozilla builds since they were first released, which is a lot before there even were "milestone builds". So yes, I've used M13 era builds, tho I don't know if M13 was two years ago, but let's say, 0.6, which Netscape 6.0 was based on. How long ago is that? Over a year at least.. Closer to two? There's the same kind of "lack of quality *FEEL*" right now that there was in NS6.0. Yes, there are more polish fixes, but still nowhere near to the level that it would significantly help towards feeling like a high quality product. I still run into "huh? what the hell just happened??" type of situations nearly daily with Mozilla. Sometimes I click on "back" and I was taken two pages back in history, but I can't scroll the page (there's not even a scrollbar). Other times, it's something like adding a bookmark to a folder, and ending up with two folders of the same name, but no new bookmark. Reloading the browser fixes the situation. Or it's writing text in a text area and having everything just jump around, scrollbar coming and going for no good reason. Things like that.