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Tuesday June 4th, 2002

Mozilla 1.0 is here! The final 1.0 builds, representing four years of development work by the open source community, are now available for download. The release of Mozilla 1.0 makes an important statement: mozilla.org now believes that the goals specified when the project began (and since enshrined in the Mozilla 1.0 Manifesto) have been met.

Mozilla 1.0 also represents maturity and dependability. Many of the Mozilla APIs, such as XUL, have now been frozen, providing guaranteed compatibility for developers building on the Mozilla toolkit. In addition, mozilla.org will continue to maintain the 1.0 branch as a stable and long-lived baseline on which vendors and other distributors may work. Further additive changes (mainly critical fixes) will be released from the 1.0 branch as 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 etc.

Mozilla 1.0 is available for download from mozilla.org's web site and FTP server. The Mozilla 1.0 Release Notes have also been updated.

MozillaZine would like to thank all the developers, testers, bug reporters, documentation writers, vendors and community members who have helped to make Mozilla such a success. We are proud of our years of service to the Mozilla community and intend to continue providing our growing audience with the latest in Mozilla news and advocacy for years to come.

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#182 It is ugly...

by Fireball1244 <fireball1244@mac.com>

Thursday June 6th, 2002 5:48 PM

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Then put it in the "About" window.

The look of a product is very important. Putting the build info in the titlebar makes Mozilla look incomplete, like its still a work in progress.

All software is a work in progress, but the point of major version releases is that they set you up for quite some time. People downloading version 1.0 shouldn't worry that they need to go get a new build next week. If you're going to put any number up there, put the version number.

Mozilla is a very polished project. I'm just sorry to see they left one last glaring smudge right at the top of the window.