Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Release Candidate Available

Wednesday June 9th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "A testing candidate of Mozilla Firefox 0.9 is now available from There are a couple more bugs we'd like to fix for the 0.9 release but want to get as much feedback on the app in general before we go out. Please download this build and test with it and report any show stopping bugs that you find. We are still looking to do a 0.9 final sometime Monday." Builds can be found on the FTP site.

#15 Re: Re: The theme


Wednesday June 9th, 2004 3:36 AM

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It isn't. According to Kevin Gerich: "The new theme, dubbed "Winstripe" by Ben Goodger, is barely a first draft. I wouldn't have chosen to release the theme in its current state, but Ben and crew wanted to replace Qute for 0.9 and start working on a unified identity across platforms."

I personally think it is a serious mistake to release a new Firefox milestone (bearing in mind we are approaching 1.0 rapidly) with a new default theme that is 'barely a first draft', but unfortunately any sensible discussion about this matter has become impossible with all the flaming going on in the forums. I hope Kevin will be able to make some refinements before the actual milestone is shipped, but I think it would have been much better to wait for the 1.0 beta's. Of course that's not Kevin's fault.