Mozilla 1.1 Alpha Released
Tuesday June 11th, 2002
mozilla.org today released the first post-1.0 milestone of Mozilla, Mozilla 1.1 Alpha. This release is coming off the trunk, and is not part of the 1.0 branch. There will likely be a 1.0.1 release off the branch at a later date. (Confused about how milestone numbers work after 1.0? Take a look at the Roadmap for a clearer picture.)
1.1a has a number of performance and UI fixes that took place on the trunk but didn't make it to the branch, like fastloading XUL, improved download manager control, and a number of other fixes. To see a more complete list of what's new, check out the Release Notes, or grab a build for yourself from either the Releases Page or the FTP Site and try it out.
#6 New Things
Tuesday June 11th, 2002 11:40 PM
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I'm really not trying to be patronizing, forgive me if I comes across as such.
> Download manager has been enabled with "many improvements". However, I don't see any improvements at all.
You didn't use the original implementation a lot then...it's still not bug free, but I can deal. > They claim startup performance enhancements, but I don't see it at all.
Then you haven't looked at any DHTML heavy sites. I skipped 1.0, but RC2 was still dog slow at DHTML. The trunk builds have been almost as fast as IE, sometimes faster depending on the operation for awhile. 1.1 which is downloading now should reflect the improvements. Head over to bodytag.org or xlat.assembler.org with the older versions and 1.1 to see the incredible improvements in performance.
> Mozilla's drag and drop support "has been greatly improved" - I am not sure what that means.
Try dragging around bookmarks in 1.0...frustrating no? Then again, the majority of IE users don't even know about how handy and transparent it's drag and drop stuff is for the most part, although IE6 is still a bit annoying in this department as well.
Search for all the above terms in bugzilla to get the gory details.