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.

#31 Misc. comments...

by tnleeuw

Wednesday June 9th, 2004 5:44 AM

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The new FireFox seems to be quite a bit speedier, and that's the bit I like.

However, I very much dislike the new toolbar icons, and I'm quite unhappy about the fact it didn't migrate my default profile. I copy-pasted some files, but it seems that it didn't pick up all my saved form info / passwords.

But what's worse, it doesn't work for me for some things! I cannot log in anymore to my WebSphere server, something that has never been any problem with any version of Mozilla and certainly worked very well with FireFox 0.8! I click on the 'login' button, which btw doesn't look like a regular WinXP button, and nothing happens. Nothing. It just sits there, happily, not even moving it's throbber. It seems as if it just doesn't submit the page...

I'm afraid I'll have to go back to 0.8 until a new version comes along that does work with my WebSphere login page.

Other nitpicks / things I dislike: - The shortcut-key for the download manager has changed :-( What was wrong with ctrl-e ? - The download manager had a very nice background pick in it's list. That looked very cool. It's gone now... The list looks a lot less cool now :-( - The installer still says it's the FireFox 0.8 installer

That's all the grunts for now; I think I'll quickly downgrade now to 0.8 and then I'll check out the next RC to see if it fixes anything.