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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.


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

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday February 10th, 2002 11:22 AM

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Let's not say 0.6. Let's not revise your original claim, cutting the time frame nearly in half. You said that it was no better than 2 years ago. Two years ago Netscape hadn't even done PR-1 yet. Two years ago we we had this <http://www.linet.gr.jp/~e…/M13/M13-jlp-over4-00.gif> and I can't think of a person on the planet that would use M13 and claim that it is as usable as today's build. Why don't you download M13 <http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/m13/> and use it for a week then tell us all how it's as usable as today's builds. You're clearly wrong. I can't think of many posts as wrong as yours and revising your original clam in an attempt to sound more reasonable is lame.

We could pretend for a second that your first absurd statement suggested Netscape 6 lacked a "quality *FEEL" and forget that you were actually saying that in current releases "the polish issues are just as bad as two years ago". Seems pretty revisionist but what the hell. You're memory is awefully fuzzy on dates for which you're making such dramatic claims. Yes, Netscape 6 was released over a year ago. Closer to 2 years ago? No. It was one year and a three months ago. Netscape 6 was widely chastized for being released prematurely with the majority of popular criticism directed at performance and polish. No one disputes that. Netscape 6.1 and 6.2 (based on 0.9.2.1 and 0.9.4.1) received much better reviews in the popular press on performance and polish <http://download.cnet.com/…665-106-1.lst-0-2.8105033> I challenge you to download Netscape 6.0 and use it for a week. Then get 0.9.8 and use it for a week. Come back here when you've done this and reassert that polish issues are no better. If you're so confident in your revised arguement you should be able to do that fine.

You're in the very small minority if you believe that current builds are no more polished than Netscape 6 or M13. Making incredible statements like that is trollish and insulting to all the people who have been busting their butts working to make this product better for the last 2 years. If you really have nothing better to do than insult other peoples' work then take it to betanews or mozillaquest.

--Asa