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.

#170 two years

by macpeep

Sunday February 10th, 2002 12:05 PM

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Well, I should have been more accurate in two things.. 1) That I didn't mean "exactly 24 months ago" but rather "in a long time". 2) That I didn't mean "absolutely zero improvement".

You are absolutely right. I was very wrong about the dates.. I was actually surprised when I figured out (even before you said it) that NS6.0 is only a little over a year ago. How DOES it seem so long ago??? Also, you are definitely right that there has been improvement.. I didn't stand 6.0 (or 0.6) enough to use it for more than a day. 0.9.8 is starting to get very close to the point where it's usable by the large public on a daily basis.. Some already consider it usable, of course (and earlier, such as 6.1 and in particualar 6.2). Anyway, I didn't mean to insult anyone. Just pointing out that while it's very close to a 1.0 right now, there are still some pretty serious polish issues, just like there has been for quite some time.. Two years even..